10 May – Japanese pop/R&B singer Sowelu has recently announced that she would be going on hiatus after the release of her next album.
According to Tokyo Hive, the 30-year-old songstress made the announcement on her blog that her hiatus would begin after she releases her next album, titled "29 Tonight", on 30 May.
Although she did not share the duration of the hiatus, she revealed that the reason for her hiatus is to take a break from singing and to gain more life experiences as a person.
"If I continue running like this, I thought that a day would come when I wouldn't be able to continue singing," she wrote.
She added, "It's not that I want to become better at singing, but I feel that growing as a person is the only way to become a better artist."
Sowelu also confessed that she had decided to end her relationship with a boyfriend and is planning to challenge herself with street performances and going overseas during her hiatus.