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Duo composed of Yoshikuni Douchin and Kaname Kawabata to focus on their solo singing careers.
The popular Japanese R&B duo Chemistry, composed of Yoshikuni Douchin and Kaname Kawabata, has announced on Sunday, April 08, that they will be on hiatus and is set to focus on their solo careers in the meantime.
The duo has made the announcement on their website just right after the recently concluded tour, “CHEMISTRY TOUR 2012 – Trinity”, in Okinawa last April 07.
However, it is unknown when will the hiatus last, but both has expressed their intention to make a name for themselves since its 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”, Douchin wrote on their website.
Kawabata also adds “Because we are getting older, we want to open new doors in music & to create music that I can be pursued 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 Yoshikuni Douchin, CHEMISTRY would never shine!”
Chemistry was formed at the “Asayan” music competition in 2000 by Sony Music Japan, and has released their first single, “Pieces of Dream” was released in March 2001. They have released more than 30 singles and 14 albums, and the latest was “Trinity” which was released January this year.
The duo also performed numerous songs that had been used on anime programmes, such as “Now or Never” for the 2003 adaptation of Astro Boy (with m-flo), “Wings of Words” for Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, and “Period” for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.