If you were a founding member of an internationally known rock band, would you give it all just to gain the ability to speak your mind freely? That’s what Winston Marshall, guitarist of Mumford & Sons, has done. Melissa Roberto reports at Fox News:
Mumford & Sons founding member Winston Marshall is opening up about his decision to announce his exit from the band so that he can “speak freely” about politics.
The 33-year-old was known as the lead guitarist and banjo player for the band. Last month, he quit the band after sparking a social media storm in March by tweeting admiration for “Unmasked,” a book by right-wing writer-activist Andy Ngo that attacked far-left militant groups collectively known as antifa.
Marshall appeared on Bari Weiss’ “Honestly” podcast this week where he described his emotions ahead of walking away from the band.
“Bloody terrified. Yeah, particularly the last half an hour before I was very nervous, but I feel like it’s gone,” Marshall said (via the Daily Mail).
He added, “I feel like I got my integrity back and I feel like I got my soul back. I feel good now.”
Marshall goes on to explain that he was in the band since he was 19 years old. Leaving, he said, was “the bloody hardest decision I can remember.”
“It was a really difficult thing, but I didn’t see another way out of this sort of moral conundrum that I found myself in. And so this felt like the right way forward,” he added.
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