A Life Once Lost Frontman Bob Meadows Reveals Band’s Split
A Life Once Lost are no more, according to frontman Bob Meadows. The group’s output has been decreasing in recent years and Meadows reveals in a new interview that the time has come to move on with other aspects of his life.
Speaking with FigDoylestown.com, Meadows reveals that he’s starting new ventures as a carpenter and he recently launched an exhibit called ‘Mount’ that is being displayed at the Estetiks Boutique in Doylestown, Pa. The project consisted of concert and event posters he’d collected over the years that were now framed in some of this own pieces that he crafted.
The vocalist said of his decision to exit music after 14 years and six studio albums with A Life Once Lost, “I feel like I need to step back a little bit from that to just better myself as a person. I just felt like I wasn’t really able to handle that aspect of being in a band or that commitment. I really had to put so many things aside. I’m 33 years old now and I feel like my life has been on hold since I was 19. I’m not complaining about where it’s taken me, it’s been pretty awesome. I’ve been able to put out six records, film videos, see countries I would have never seen before and I’ve taken a band further than a lot of people have in their lifetime. It’s a lot of fun and it feels really rewarding.”
Meadows said he felt that ending the band was like being released from prison, adding, “I have to step out into the world and find myself again. All I knew was getting in a van, sleeping on floors and playing shows in s—ty bars for 14 years, but at the same time, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. While I was on the road, all my friends were going to school, becoming teachers and doctors, having kids … all that. I’m really envious, but the stories I have are pretty awesome.”
When asked if he might consider reactivating the band or playing with members in another project, Meadows reveals that he could see it happening at some point, but at present he wants the time to focus on the other parts of his life.