Former Evanescence guitarist Jen Majura recently talked about her sudden dismissal from the band. She stated that her departure was a shock, and the decision still hurts her.
Jen Majura started performing with Evanescence in 2015. Before that, she founded AC/DC cover band Black Thunder Ladies, played in Knorkator from 2012 to 2014, and Equilibrium in 2014. Once she got the opportunity to continue her career with Evanescence in 2015, she quit Equilibrium to focus on that.
For seven years, Majura performed successfully with Evanescence. The announcement of her sudden departure didn’t come as a shot to the fans because of the band’s habit of changing their lineup often. However, Majura is feeling the opposite.
Even though the guitarist and the band both said that there are no hard feelings, Majura recently gave an interview that might have proven otherwise. She stated that it was like a sudden divorce from marriage and that she is still in shock because the news came to her when she was packing for the tour. She didn’t refrain from adding that she was hurt for being dismissed.
Here’s what the interviewer asked:
“There’s a big Evanescence in the room. Oh, did I say that? I mean elephant.”
“First of all, I was like, ‘Is this a bad joke?’ and I remember after I got the news, I hung up, and I have this hallway in between my studio and my living room, and I just laid there on the floor staring at the ceiling wondering what that was. Literally looking over at the suitcase that I had already started packing because I was two weeks from going out on the road until pretty much the end of the year.
I believe, honestly, that’s like, what? Three weeks now, and I am, since I got the news, and I’m still in this blurry, oblivious momentum. I guess I’m still in shock. Because after being married six years, all of a sudden, you’re divorced. Every day, step by step, I’m not doing great yet. But every day, I find tiny little things that you know I’m like, ‘Oh, actually, this is good.’ I’m hurt, and I’m still in this blurry confusion of ‘What just happened?.'”
You can watch the interview below.