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Old 29th September 2023, 12:16 AM
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This is sad but necessary for her it seems. Maybe after the hiatus, she will be more inspired. Whatever she decides is good for me. She left us a lot of music to listen to for sure. Let's hope she releases this tour next year with all chapters included.
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Old 29th September 2023, 07:55 AM
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omg what news... I only hope that her health is OK
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Old 30th September 2023, 04:56 PM
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As I mentioned in the current tour thread, I hope they release that on disc, as well as the CDL...that'll keep me happy for a while.

But really, we've been spoilt with Ayu's career - she produced at least one full album every year from 1999 to 2016 - then things slowed down a bit, then Covid hit, and she produced one more album, mostly consisting of singles that had already been released over the last few years...so a bit of a dry spell, considering her past history, but she does set high expectations.

But ultimately if she needs time to recharge the batteries before trying to come up with new ideas, I'm all for it.
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Old 30th September 2023, 07:34 PM
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I'm honestly glad that she finally decided to go on a break. She's been working so hard and it’s time to chill for a little bit. Besides, she has two kids. She probably thinks she wants to spend more time with them, too.

Also, if she decides to retire from singing altogether at the end of this "unofficial hiatus", I'm okay with that decision too. Ever since I read the news about her right ear's hearing being in decline as well years ago, I've been mentally ready for the retirement announcement tbh.
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Old 2nd October 2023, 12:40 PM
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This was honestly long overdue, she needs to just be a human and a mom for a while, experience stuff, new things, meet new people. As long as she’s still around on social media, throwing an occasional photo on insta, i don’t mind at all and even if she isn’t that’s fine too. I’m surprised the complete burnout hasn’t hit her yet, working non-stop for decades. I also think a comeback after a hiatus would be legendary if the marketing and promo teams do it right.
On the other hand, if she decides to call it quits officially after a while, it’s a totally reasonable choice. She’s been around for so long. There’s always creative jobs behind the scenes if she still wants to be involved in the music industry but doesn’t want to be the face of anything.
I’m really not surprised, this wasn’t a question “if”, but a “when”.

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Old 3rd October 2023, 08:04 PM
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HAHAHA, I was planning on going to celebrate my 40th birthday next year with her (born the 30th of december) and now I see this.

Hahahaha. Fuck fate.
But she definitely needs a rest.
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Old 3rd October 2023, 08:54 PM
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prepare for her 30th anniversary hahahaha
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Old 5th October 2023, 06:27 AM
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Happy for her. I think she not only deserves a break, but should be taking a break and even retirement for her kids and her health. She has a great legacy.
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Old 21st October 2023, 11:42 PM
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She's given and accomplished so much in those 25 years, I would absolutely not be upset if it was a soft transition to the idea of retirement - if only for her children and her health.

Yes, she's consistently said that the stage is all she knows, but priorities absolutely change when you have a family. She needs to be the healthiest and most present mom she can be.
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Old 19th November 2023, 05:10 PM
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A well-deserved break <3
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Old 26th November 2023, 05:22 AM
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I think this is a very mature decision.
I feel like throughout her career she could have taken many more breaks, but she kept going even when she was having health issues. It feels like now she is at a point where she is taking her health more seriously, which I have a lot of respect for.

I do feel like she will most likely return in a few years, maybe with a fresh, different mindset and it would be interesting to see what she creates with that.

I hope she enjoys herself during her break!
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