Christopher Owens Discusses Girls Split

Over the summer Christopher Owens announced his departure from band Girls, giving as much explanation as three tweets would allow.

Originally stating that “My reasons at this time are personal. I need to do this in order to progress” before spoken in some detail to The Fader about the reasons Girls came to an end.

“It’s not anybody’s fault, it’s just the way it worked out,” he told the magazine.

“It was my choice. At the same time, that doesn’t mean that it was something I did without reason. The band—conceptually, the band Girls—kind of never really came together.”

Owens said that the revolving door member policy of the band (21 people in total played in the band overall) was “extremely frustrating and doesn’t really show that there ever really was a band.”

“The anticipation for live shows and for us to be a band was so big and went so fast that that was the only way that we could do it. We could never spend the time to make a band, and that was a bit of a mistake, in hindsight.”

Owens also said he and full-time member JR stay on good terms.

“In a way, yes, [JR] wanted to be in a band like I did with Girls, but in a way, I know what he really wanted was to be producing records, and he wasn’t really getting to, and now he is.”

Read more at The Fader.

Owens visits London’s St Giles on 10th December.

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