‘Matagal akong mawawala’: Juan Karlos announces hiatus


Fresh from the release of their newest album Diwa, juan karlos has announced an indefinite hiatus. The OPM band dropped the news during their recent livestream ‘BRB’ (Be Right Back) where they performed their latest songs for the benefit of the PGH Medical Foundation.

‘I’ll be going away for a while. Indefinitely’, said frontman JK Labajo.

‘I hope everyone stays safe and hopefully when I get back, whenever that might be, I’ll be able to perform my music to you in person. Thank you, everyone, and goodbye’.

juan karlos later made it official on an FB post, writing ‘Matagal akong mawawala. Salamat. Ingat. Hanggang sa muli. Paalam’, much to the dismay of their fans.

Matagal akong mawawala. Salamat. Ingat. Hanggang sa muli. Paalam.

Posted by juan karlos on Friday, August 28, 2020

However, juan karlos still has one parting gift left in store. The music video for their latest single Bless Ü is set to drop sometime this week. The track first made news for its decision to donate a portion of its revenue streams to UP-PGH’s COVID-19 effort: The Bayanihan Na! foundation.

Aside from the hiatus, JK Labajo previously shared with We The Pvblic a few tidbits on dealing with toxic critics and why cancel culture can be a source of unnecessary hate.

#PvblicSpotlight: Juan Karlos on Cancel Culture, Toxic Critics

'Just because an opinion doesn't coincide with yours, doesn't mean you have to hate that person'Always a real one, juan karlos talks cancel culture and why criticism isn't welcome – unless it's constructive 💯Stream 'Bless Ü' to fund UP-PGH's Bayanihan Foundation: https://open.spotify.com/track/7FF9Dm5VBCrkbfPHaG7m9D?si=A9KDoVMfSyqL72RhgiZJ1g

Posted by We the Pvblic on Saturday, July 25, 2020

Stream Bless Ü below: