Big changes are in store for Hawk Nelson. Following the March release of a greatest hits album, frontman and founding member Jason Dunn will be leaving the group. Dunn plans to launch a solo venture called Lights Go Down later this year.

Dunn is a vital and significant component of Hawk Nelson (and there are plenty of folks out there who think his actual name is Hawk Nelson!), so his departure will have an indelible impact on the band. No word on future plans for the remaining members.

“I will miss playing music on stage with my friends, but really looking forward to the future with Lights Go Down,” says Dunn. “I wish Hawk Nelson the very best with their future endeavors.”