It's a sad day for Emblems everywhere. Emblem3 founding member Drew Chadwick has officially left the group to pursue a solo career!

The X-Factor finalists announced the news on their website this weekend writing, "We're sad to see Drew go, but he will always be our brother, and we couldn't be happier for him as he starts his new journey as a solo artist. Drew sends hugs out to all the Emblems."

Unfortunately, this also means Drew won't be joining brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg for the rest of the Fireside Story Sessions tour.

There is a silver lining to all of this, however! Drew will be announcing some big news about his new album on his Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts on June 27. He has already changed his Twitter handle from @DrewChadwickE3 to @TrueChadwick.

"Once people hear my music and philosophy they will understand everything," Drew tweeted Sunday. "This is no goodbye, this is hello."

The Stromberg bros are also looking to the future. They just released the new Emblem3 track "Love Will Be There" Sunday to assure us that the band is not going anywhere anytime soon!

What do you think of Drew's solo move? Will you miss him as a member of Emblem3? Sound off in the comments!

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