In their early years, Hodges, Moody and Lee were very close and even lived together for a while. Hodges and Moody remained very close, but as they reached the cusp of stardom, tensions with Lee escalated, and Hodges left four months before their debut album Fallen
was released. Moody found himself miserable even as the album was selling millions of copies, and abruptly left in October 2003 in the middle of a tour, leaving Lee the only original member.
Hodges and Moody later teamed up to write and produce the Kelly Clarkson hit "Because Of You