Is the band We As Human calling it quits or just currently in need of a singer?
Justin Cordle, lead singer of the band We As Human, posted a lengthy letter to his personal at http://justincordle.blogspot.com/ Saturday evening with the title “An Open Letter & Farewell from Justin Cordle.” In the letter, which can be read in its entirety below, he explains that he wrecked his faith and his character by being unfaithful to his wife and was caught. At first, it sounded as if the band was breaking up, but there seems to be a bit more to this story. There have been a few postings about this and it seems that the band may not be officially broken up. Well, stay tuned and we’ll see if we can’t get a further update on this because We As Human is an incredibly talented band and we’d hate to see them throw in the towel. We here at I’m Music Magazine are big fans of We As Human and we hope that Justin and his family are able to address their problems and that everything works out for them.
Here’s the entire letter that Justin posted:
An open letter and farewell from Justin Cordle
I have thought about writing this for many months now and after much prayer and consideration I have finally decided to put pen to paper so to speak. Just as I have tried my entire life to be honest and transparent in my music and songwriting, so now I want to be equally transparent about the situation in which the band and I currently find ourselves entrenched.
The band and I have said for years that if anything were to happen to We As Human and we decided to call it quits, we would be honest about the reason(s) and tell everyone the truth instead of hiding behind some pithy cop-out or telling everyone we are “pursuing different paths”. YOU, our friends and fans put us here and you deserve to be told the truth, no matter how hard the truth is.
So, with that said, I write the truth with a heavy and broken heart and ask that everyone reading this please bear with me as I pull back the curtain and show you my heart…
I have in the last two years found myself on a path I did not expect I would ever walk. I have made a shipwreck of my faith, character and witness by stepping out of my marriage vows and being unfaithful to my wife…
Unfortunately, I did not do the honorable thing and tell her, I did not come forward and confess to my wife, instead I was caught.
I was found out and my sin was exposed, as God so faithfully does with our sins.
As you can imagine, this has been a tumultuous period for all of us. Everyone who has ever loved me is deeply wretched because of the choices I have made.
It is not known by anyone that I am writing this. No one asked me to tell the you all truth. I simply could not live the rest of my life knowing that I deceived so many people and covered up the truth. It is sometimes much easier to hide in the dark but the darkness is an enemy just waiting to devour you. I no longer want to live in the shadow of my fear but to bring this all into the light and pray that not only God forgives me but also those of you that are reading this. I can’t imagine how much this must hurt some of you finding this out and how betrayed many of you might feel. It weighs heavy in my heart knowing that so many lives are being wounded by my selfish actions.
I imagine some of you might be thinking, “Nothing good could possibly come from this confession, this should have been kept private”. Maybe your right, maybe this letter is unnecessary, I don’t know for sure but I do know that when our mistakes and sins are buried in the dark they fester and, whats more, no one else will ever grow and learn from the mistakes of others if we are constantly photoshoping the blemishes out of our lives in order to look more impressive than we actually are. I have tried to be honest and forthcoming with all of you for my entire career and I want to continue that until the end.
Dave, Adam, Justin, Jake and Brooks have been nothing but kind through all of this. They played no part in my decisions nor have they in any way supported or enabled them. My parents and family have all been emotionally damaged by this as well and it tears at my heart knowing how they have been affected. I pray for their forgiveness and also pray that God would mend the friendships that have broken because of this. They are amazing men and women and I pray for the opportunity to continue to have their friendship in my life.
My heaviest and most sincere apology however must go to my wife. This is not how anyone ever imagines their marriage ending up, betrayal, heartbreak, shattered emotions and vows. I can not say enough how truly sorry I am for afflicting her with such a heavy burden. Her and I will soon be divorcing and it is not because of a lack of kindness or forgiveness on her part. There are a million different dynamics and personal issues involved, all of which I will not disclose here as they are very personal and should remain between the two of us. I will say however, she is an incredibly loving woman and deserves much better than I have given her.
I am deeply sorry for the things I have done and my heart is heavy with remorse for my many mistakes and failures. I am hopeful that time will begin to heal these open wounds and that Christ will stop the hemorrhaging in the souls of all those I have hurt.
I will be forever humbled and grateful that you all allowed We As Human to be a part of your lives and gave this guy from the backwoods of Idaho more than he ever dreamed and certainly more than he ever deserved. It has been one of my greatest honors sharing my heart and life with you through music. I trust that, even though I don’t know where this path is leading and at times we walk in utter darkness, Christ will hold our hearts and guide us all to himself
In His Mercy,