I want LP to continue as a 5 piece. I'm not sure why everyone believes they would go more into hip-hop. You realise that Mike has written almost all of their stuff? That includes all the ballads and soft songs. And I'm guessing that's the direction they would go. Maybe a little less pop than OML but kinda like that. There are ways to make it work live, for example having Chester's vocals as playback. That would be perfect for the screaming parts. Also everyone in the band could do a little bit of background vocals while Mike takes the lead. And don't forget the fans that are singing along. I absolutely don't want to discredit Chester but he struggled for quite some years to perform live. He had almost destroyed his voice and there are a lot of recordings where he sounds (I don't even want to say it) awful. It's not his fault he did his absolute best and his voice became significantly better again the past few years. So if Mike works really hard and gets singing lessons I feel he can be at least as good as when Chester was struggling. Ofc it's not the same, Mike's voice is different and he doesn't have the range Chester had but that doesn't mean it can't sound good during live-shows. If you're a fan you'll support them it's as easy as that. The amazing thing with LP is that they make music cause they love it & not because of the money so technically they don't need this massive fanbase. That's why they've never been afraid of changes and that people might stop listening to them. I really hope they continue cause I think they still have a lot of potential and to offer.