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The Wanted are officially going their separate ways.

In a short-but-sweet “Important Announcement” on their official site today, the band both announced a new single (oh!) and the eventual disbandment of their group (OH) following their upcoming tour in a brief two paragraphs.

The Wanted are pleased to announce the release of their new video and single ‘Glow In The Dark’ taken from their November release ‘Word of Mouth’. They are very excited to perform ‘Glow In The Dark’ along with their smash singles ‘I Found You’, ‘Chasing The Sun’, and ‘Glad You Came’, amongst others for their fans on their upcoming Word of Mouth Tour.

This tour will be their last for a while as Tom, Max, Jay, Siva and Nathan have collectively decided to take time to pursue personal endeavours following the tour’s conclusion. The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects together in the future. They thank their fans for their continued love and support and look forward to seeing them on tour.

Although their popularity (and overall song quality) has sort of floundered since their debut days, The Wanted have contributed some very, very good songs to the pop scene over the past few years — including but not limited to “All Time Low,” “Glad You Came,” “Lightning” and “Warzone.” Also, “SATELLITE.”

They were also incredibly sweet when I interviewed them back in 2012 before their showcase at Irving Plaza.

This is a sad thing, but time heals everything.