Clean Bandit Violinist Neil Amin-Smith Steps Down

Clean Bandit, the English electronic group responsible for such bangers as “Rather Be” and “Tears,” said goodbye to their violinist and keyboardist Neil Amin-Smith, who, in a surprise move, announced he was leaving the band Wednesday morning via Instagram.

In his goodbye post, Amin-Smith thanked a score of individuals, including members of the Clean Bandit team and Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander, with whom Amin-Smith was in a relationship with last year.

“I have decided to leave Clean Bandit,” he wrote in his farewell post. “It was a decision that took me a very long time to reach but it is the right one. So many people have made these last four years quite unbelievable and I am so thankful for it all.”

We’ll miss you, Neil.

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