Today, Holly Bowling announced that she will be leaving Ghost Light. The pianist and co-founder helped found the band five years ago and called the announcement “bittersweet.”

“2022 will be the end of my time with Ghost Light,” Bowling posted in a message on Instagram. “I’m proud of what we’ve built and love the music we’ve made together of the past five years. That said, there’s far more to being in a band than the time we spend on stage playing together each night.”

Bowling continued to write, “Even though its a very hard decision, I’ve decided it’s time to move on. December 29th in Denver, CO will be our final show together. I’m Grateful for the time we’ve spent together and what we’ve created. I will miss playing with my bandmates in Ghost Light deeply and I have no doubt the four of them will continue to create incredible music together. I wish them all the best in whatever form that takes in the future.”

Though the renowned pianist and composer didn’t delve into what she has planned for the future, she did say that “I’m very excited to have one last tour to play these songs and leave it all out on the stage for the people who have made this band what it is today and supported us over the last five years. These shows feel special knowing they’re the last ones the five of us will play together and I wanted to make sure anyone who wants to join us for a show one last time has the chance.” She concluded her message by writing, “I can’t wait to do this one final run for you and hope to see you out there this month.”

See Bowling’s post announcing her departure below.