Jordan Blake, the original singer behind the metalcore and post-hardcore band A Skylit Drive, has passed away.
Blake, who formed A Skylit Drive in 2005, passed away yesterday, May 1st.
Per the band’s Facebook page, the following statement has been provided regarding Blake’s death:
“We are overwhelmed with grief to inform you of the loss of Jordan early this morning. Jordan was a trail blazer in the emo/post hardcore music scene with undeniable passion who loved his fans like family. When he had a story to tell, you could read it in his lyrics, hear it in his voice, see it his movements and feel it in your depths.
“We will forever reflect fondly on the memories and music we shared. We love you Jordan, we’ll see you down the road brother. ‘Always in our Hearts’.
“We want to respect Jordan’s family’s wishes for privacy and space to grieve so we will not be commenting until further notice. Thank you all for reaching out and for your kind words. His legacy will live on through all of you.”
Blake left A Skylit Drive early in the band’s career due to health issues and was replaced by vocalist Michael Jagmin. Before leaving the band, Blake helped to create A Skylit Drive’s first EP, titled She Watched The Sky.
However, down the road, Blake would start another band using the “A Skylit Drive” name. While this led to issues between the two different bands, earlier this year, Blake and Jagmin each released a statement saying that the two of them were making an effort to mend their relationship.
Last year, Blake and the band’s original lineup reunited for a special 15-year anniversary tour to celebrate the release of their She Watched The Sky EP.
We send our love to Jordan Blake’s family, loved ones, and the band.