In case you haven’t heard, Sixpence None the Richer is calling it quits. The announcement was made in the latest issue of CCM Magazine (but don’t look for details online — yet). No real big reasons were given, though I can think of a few (namely facing a major legal battle to release practically every record they ever recorded). Leigh Nash plans to be a new mom and Matt Slocum has some travel plans.
It’s a bit sad to see such a good band go. Sixpence definitely made some mainstream waves. I remember a rare moment on Late Night with David Letterman where he interviewed Leigh Nash and she explained where the band name came from, citing C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. A nice moment for network TV.
I’ve never been a huge Sixpence fan, mainly passing over their chart-busting self-titled release, but I’ve really taken to their last album, Divine Discontent. My favorite song without a doubt is “Paralyzed.”
Oh well. Farewell Sixpence.