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  • Once I'm Gone - Chris Coady Version

Apr. 2, 2021

Hi Everyone,

Hard to believe but it’s been a little over a year since the release of our 2nd album, Almost Forever, and it felt like the right time to share some news: we have decided to call it a day.

When Cheerleader began, we were just two kids from Connecticut making some songs to post on bandcamp. We never could have imagined what the next decade would bring: moving to Philadelphia, making new friends, starting a proper band, recording two studio albums, and playing our songs on stages big and small all around the country. Meeting so many people who have connected with our songs over the years has been a humbling experience, and we leave with a feeling of gratitude for all that we have accomplished.

As a parting gift, we’d like to share a collection of demos that were written after The Sunshine of Your Youth but for one reason or another never got properly recorded. In some cases, they were intended as b-sides for Almost Forever. In others, we just felt they didn’t quite fit the overall direction of the second album. But rather than let these songs sit on a dusty hard drive for eternity, we thought it would be better to share, even in their unfinished form.

A very special thank you to everyone behind the scenes who believed in us and supported us on this journey. And of course, thank you to all of you—the fans—for giving us memories that will last a lifetime.

Cheerleader is/was/forever will be: Joe Haller, Paul Impellizeri, Josh Pannepacker, Sean Donaghy, Chris Duran, & Carl Bahner.

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