Sad news for Oberst fans. Speculation had been rife that Bright Eyes frontman is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 40, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 09/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a singer isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer-songwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouConor was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Conor Oberst was unlike any other singer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouConor”
— @universalObserver, 8 Jul 2020
“I thought Conor Oberst retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 8 Jul 2020
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