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There is news. Sad news and also beautiful news. I'll spare you the question of which one you wanna hear first. Everyone always wants to hear the bad news first. So I'll start with that.
Jin has announced that she is leaving us. At least for the time being. She is going to Myanmar for some charity organisation to help in an orphanage. Excitement and euphoria bubbled out of her eyes when she told us about it. I know that something like this is perfect for her. There she can very practically make the world a little better day by day and I can imagine how good it will do her. Nevertheless we are sad, of course. She's leaving at the end of July - for six months to start with. But who knows... In such situations I tend to pessimism and fear of loss. If she likes it, there is a possibility to stay longer and I don't dare to predict if and when we will see her again.
I don't know why it's so hard for me to just be happy for Jin. Leo thinks it's actually a good thing. Because it shows how much I like Jin. And I guess there's something to that. It was so normal for her to be around, and only now do I realize how important she has been for our community, but also for me personally. Among us notorious brooders, she was the only one who always knew where to go, what was right and what was wrong. I don't know how we could ever make a sensible decision again without her.
Jin's farewell also has consequences for us as a band, of course. Our first impulse is that we can't possibly go on without her. She is too important for our sound and also for our band spirit. And she is part of the pact. We vowed to see this all through together. It doesn't feel right without Jin. So we're going to take a break for the time being. No idea how long or if we'll ever continue. That's all there is to say about it right now....
But first - and this brings me to the beautiful news - we want to release the song we've been working on for the last few weeks. It will be out together with all our previous songs as an EP. A recap of our band history so far, in a way. And so we can all celebrate this together, it will already be next week. Friday, July 7th is the date. Mark it big in your calendars. Then the first chapter of 'The Holy Loneliness Collective' will find its glorious conclusion.
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