12 Apr – The duo of CHEMISTRY have announced that they would be going on hiatus and would be focusing on their solo activities in the meantime instead.
According to Tokyo Hive, CHEMISTRY partners Douchin Yoshikuni and Kawabata Kaname made the announcement on their official website, following the recent end of their "CHEMISTRY TOUR 2012 – Trinity" in Okinawa on 7 April.
The pair did not say how long the hiatus will last, but they intend to use that time to make their own music that they had been planning since their formation 11 years ago.
"Looking back over the past, since our debut, we had different types of styles and created our music to harmonize each other. From now on, we are taking time to focus on solo activities for our reskilling," Kawabata said.
Meanwhile, Yoshikuni added; "Because we could be getting older, we could open new music doors to create only music that I can make by myself, that's why we will be going solo. This is one of my dreams since I debuted, and without successes and fulfilment as Douchin Yoshikuni, CHEMISTRY would never shine!"
CHEMISTRY was formed at the "Asayan" music show in 2001. The duo has released more than 30 singles and 10 albums, with "Trinity" being their latest that was released in January this year.