Yui Announced today that she was taking an indefinite hiatus from performing and recording. She made the announcement on her website today.
However she also says that she wants a new challenge and to continue to enjoy and have fun with music and work in the background,
This of course has led to a lot of speculation that she will follow a career in music production and maybe writing for other artists.
She has been the best selling female singer songwriter in Japan since she was 17 and in the eight years she has been working she has achieved so much it is hard to believe she still only 25.
I am sure all her fans will miss her and of course she said hiatus and not retirement and so of course we hope she will come back one day.
I am sure she deserves some time away fromt the public to enjoy time with her family and friends.
I am confident we will see her influence in other artists as either a song writer or producer and one day I am sure she will be back.
Of course I will prepare a post detailing her tremendous achievements so far. Somehow I am sure we have not heard the last of YUI.
She is a unique artist and her integrity, strength, kindness and humanity was transmitted in all her songs and performances. She will be missed very much in Japan and all Asia.
Of course I and all her fans wish her success and happiness this new phase of her life.
I would just like to leave you with Your Heaven, which is one of my all time favourite songs of hers.
YUI – Your Heaven