Incubus have announced that they will be going on hiatus after they finish their summer tour.
The California quintet previously took a lengthy break between their 2006 album ‘Light Grenades’ and their July 2011 ‘If Not Now, When?’ and have now said they are planning to take another hiatus, with Brandon Boyd suggesting he will record his second solo album.
Speaking to Billboard, singer Brandon Boyd said of the band’s plans after they complete their summer tour with Linkin Park: “We have no plans, to tell you the truth, at the moment, I have been tinkering around, potentially, with a second solo record. That’s probably the most likely scenario. But as far as Incubus right now, we’ll probably take another break.”
He continued: “Hopefully it won’t be as long as before, but what we’d like to do is arrive with the best of intentions and try to create music from a sense of urgency as well as purity and not necessarily based on a schedule. I know that can be frustrating for our listeners and stuff, but I think we’ll make better music as a result.”
Boyd did say though that he and his bandmates were “very excited” about the future as they are now free of their contract with Epic Records.
“We are trying to get our bearings to what we should do next, just as a band but also a band that is off in new territory again,” he said. “I’m personally very excited about being in complete control, being a total control freak. That doesn’t mean we wouldn’t sign with another record label at some point, but it would have to be very, very specific, not get into just a good old fashioned record deal again, if they even exist.”
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