Human nature ‘s Phil Burton has clarified his position with the group amid news of his departure.
The 47-year-old interpreter offered more details about what his commitments to the pop group will be.
“It’s really nothing new. It’s been talked about in interviews for months,” Burton tells 9Honey Celebrity exclusively.
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“Human Nature in Australia is not changing. They have always been and will always be the same four guys. We have months of Aus tour planned and we are focusing on that (as well as the new EP).”
Human Nature responded to the news with an official statement on the writing of their Instagram story: “Today’s story is all true, except the headlines are misleading. Phil has not left the group permanently.”
They added: “To put it simply for everyone, Phil remains in human nature, nothing has changed except his zip code and mobile phone number.”
“There are always new plans for Human Nature, from now on all four members are touring all over Australia promoting a new Good Good Life EP featuring our new single ‘Broken Humans’.
“Rest assured of all: we are firm as a rock.”
Earlier today, it was reported that Burton would be leaving the Australian vocal group after 30 years with the band.
Burton revealed that he would not be joining his bandmates Toby Allen and brothers Michael and Andrew Tierney for their upcoming Las Vegas residency.
Human nature started his career in 1989 under the name 4 Trax before signing a deal with Sony six years later. They just released an EP titled Good good life, which features a track with Guy Sebastian. The group is currently on a regional tour in Australia, but will head to the capitals in August and September.
Burton previously opened up to 9 Honey Celebrity about which has kept them going for 30 years. “We’ve always worked really, really hard. That’s one of the things we’re very proud of is our work ethic,” says Burton.
“We’ve also had a great team around us all the time, particularly Sony Music. It’s quite rare for bands to have signed with a label for their entire careers, but that’s the way it has been with us.”
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