Former EVANESCENCE guitarist Jen Majura has spoken about her exit from from the band, saying she is “still in shock” over the experience.
Majura’s firing from EVANESCENCE was announced back on May 21 via social media.
The EVANESCENCE post read: “It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear friend Jen Majura, but we have decided it’s time to go our separate ways. We will always love her and support her, and can’t wait to see what she does next! We are so grateful for the good times and great music we made all around the world together.”
During a recent appearance on THE HAUNTED guitarist Ola Englund’s YouTube show “Coffee With Ola“, Majura spoke about her split with EVANESCENCE, saying that she is still “hurt” over the situation.
“I believe, honestly, it’s three weeks now since I got the news, and I’m still in this blurry, oblivious momentum,” she said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “I guess I’m still in shock, kind of, because after being married six years, all of a sudden you’re divorced.
“You know me, I always try to find the positive in a situation, so every day, step by step — I’m not doing great yet — but every day I find little tiny things that I’m, like, ‘Oh, actually, this is good.'”
When Jen was asked how she found out that her services were no longer required within EVANESCENCE, she replied: “Honestly, I was cleaning my apartment, and I got the phone call. And 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 lay there on the floor, staring at the ceiling, wondering what that was, and literally looking over to my 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.”
Majura went on to say that she has already received offers to join other bands but she is reluctant to jump into another situation so soon after her exit from EVANESCENCE. “I would like to consider [some of these other offers], but not now, not yet,” she explained. “Because I feel like it would be not a nice move if I played the okay person when I’m still processing. I’m not ready to jump into the next marriage right now.
“To be really honest, what I wanna do right now is, first of all, focus on me and my music again,” she said. “Because what I realize is that you, when you… It’s difficult to say… I feel like I lost a little bit of my music inside of me during these past years, because… What I right now do, what I right now want to do is I wanna reconnect with myself and feel and hear and play my music again. And who knows? The plan is, so far — you heard it here first — I’m gonna write my third solo album.”
When asked if she is “okay” with the fact that her time in EVANESCENCE is done, Jen said: “I’m hurt. I’m hurt and still in this blurry confusion of what just happened.” But she added: “I’m getting there. Like I said, it would be wrong of me if I would play the ‘hey, I’m totally okay’ Jen. It’s tough. And like I said, I’m still not great. But I’m getting there every day with tiny little things that make life beautiful.”
Majura joined EVANESCENCE in August 2015 as the replacement for guitarist Terry Balsamo.