Thank you for your continuous support for Lin.
At our 6/24 performance at Umeda Zeela, we announced our upcoming hiatus.
We will use this space to announce comments from each band member to our precious fans and to our supportive staff.
“Lin” is a band that KISAKI established after many years of experience, and it’s also a projection of his way of life.
When the second chapter of Lin began, effectively restarting our activities, I combined my own ideals with new styles. I wanted Lin’s existence to appeal to a wider audience.
However, the hurdles we foresaw were far higher than we thought. Though it was worth the effort, I failed in rising up to the vision we all had of Lin’s frontman. The frustration at the gap between our ideals and reality grew.
When discussions about this started to become more frequent—maybe it stemmed from KISAKI’s feelings and distress about Lin—our conversations grew darker and shorter by the day. I started blaming myself more and more, and when I talked about it with the members again, this is the decision we came to.
I’ve decided that this is my last band. I’ve played a lot of shows since the beginning of our second chapter. There have been many fun experiences I’ve had here that I wouldn’t be able to experience otherwise.
That’s all because of the support of the members (especially KISAKI), our staff and those involved, and all of you.
At the height of many conflicts, I first heard the word “hiatus” from KISAKI a few days after our 5/31 one-man “Memento-Mori~Embrace of Utopia~” at Shinjuku ReNY.
I’m not sure if that’s indicative of another restart or if it means “disbandment,” though.
I’m sure that’s something we’ll decide when we’ve finished all of our current activities.
Despite all of this, I’m not going to throw away all of my hopes. I’ll sing and convey my feelings of life to you all. There’s only a bit of time left until our hiatus, but please come along with us.
When I joined Lin as a member, fronted by KISAKI’s thoughts and feelings, I inherited what the members of Lin’s first chapter left behind and began Chapter Two.
As a member of the second chapter, I aspired to allow an unknown light to flow into me.
During this past year, I experienced many things I never thought I’d experience in this band that had such potential.
I personally cracked the whip at the hurdles we were faced with in order to overcome them. I’m really upset that the decision we came to is to go on hiatus.
I don’t know what will happen next, but I pray that I’ll be able to meet you all again. I won’t let my focus waver on the time we have left together. I’ll charge on with mind and body so that the time I have left with you all and the members is precious.
As the rhythm guitarist of Lin’s second chapter, there were a lot of things I tried my best at but ended up not being able to foresee.
I had big hopes and dreams. I planned to aim higher and higher. But really, those only ended up being plans.
Don’t look at this as a negative thing, but as a positive one. I don’t want to waste all of the experience I’ve gained here.
I want to experience more fun times, hard times, and all sorts of things with the members in the time we have remaining.
I want to play guitar at KISAKI’s side, who holds the same high hopes and ambitions, forever.
I believe that all of our activities until now will serve as a bridge to the future.
So, I’ll keep putting my full focus into the remaining time we have left. Please come and support us.
It’s been 5 years since we formed in 2010…We came to a standstill once, but we were able to restart as Chapter Two.
This band that I created amid mixed opinions but with great resolve faced many troubles. It had a short life, but it was very fulfilling.
We also succeeded at pursuing the depths of music.
But beginning last year during the surge of lives, my feelings weren’t in sync with the others, and it would appear and disappear with just a change of setting. After many meetings, I faced the members head on and spoke.
This is a decision we made after much debate and worry, so I want you to understand.
With the time remaining as Lin, we’ll pour our hearts into playing music that only we can play. I hope you’ll be able to come to at least one show.
I pray that Lin’s splendor will reach as many people as possible…
I am responsible for not being able to unify the band as its leader.
I’m sorry, from the bottom of my heart.
I’ve been completely absorbed in Lin ever since it showed me the meaning of my life.
Meeting all of you and the songs we created have been precious sources of nourishment for me.
We’ve gained a lot of experience and faced a lot of troubles this year. This is a decision that was made at the very height of that discord, but I won’t stop moving forward until the end, when we’ll all find out what exactly it means.
I don’t know what the future holds, but I’ll give it all I’ve got to play music together with Lin in the time we have left.
For more information on their final tour, check out our previous post here.