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IO Earth split with singer Rosanna Lefevre

IO Earth
(Image credit: Wendy Hagenbeek)

UK prog rockers IO Earth have announced that they have singer Rosanna Lefevre.

In a short statement Lefevre stated: "My time with IO Earth has come to a natural end, and it has been mutually decided that it’s time to part ways. After five years of working with the band, I have thoroughly and sincerely enjoyed being a part of the IO Journey. However, it is the right time for me to pursue other things and avenues. It is a sad yet albeit exciting time for future planning for both sides.

"Thank you to you all (fans and band members included) for your warm welcome and giving your support to me over the years. I wish IO all the best in the future with the new album and all of their other future endeavours."

Lefevre replaced Norwegian singer Linda Odinson, who left the band in 2016. Lefevre appeared on two albums with IO Earth, 2108's Solitude and 2020's Aura.

"IO Earth and Rosanna Lefevre have decided to part ways," the band have said. "We would like to wish Rosanna every success in her future endeavours.

"The new album Sanctuary and other projects are still full steam ahead and more details will be coming soon. Lots of music on the way."

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.