Only a couple of months after releasing their album, “Where We Meet”, Athens local alternative rock band CLOUDLAND announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. After four years of touring around Georgia and putting out original music, the band has decided that it’s time for each member to focus on their individual endeavors. In their meaningful Instagram announcement, they made it clear that this is of no wrongdoing of any band member, but merely just an opportunity for each band member to grow individually. These individual endeavors could mean music careers, but also some of the bandmates are recently married and ready to explore that part of life as well.
Fans were deeply saddened by the news of their favorite small local band no longer playing shows around Athens and Atlanta. However, CLOUDLAND did have one final show at the Vinyl in Atlanta a few weeks ago where they showed their fans how much they appreciate the support from over the years. Hopefully we will see CLOUDLAND perform at the 40 Watt again someday, but for now it will be interesting to see what the bandmates do individually whether it’s music or a brand new path.
Following their last show, the band posted on their Instagram, “These people will forever be the reason we did this. As well as you, the friends we’ve made along the way. Absolutely incredible people, beautifully unique. Thank you for everything. Our hope is that you take our songs and keep them with you. We will always have you on our minds as we pursue our individual dreams. If you ever have the chance to play music with your best friends, in any capacity, take that chance. Follow that dream, whatever it may be. Be kind, forgiving, gentle, and stay excited while you do so. You won’t regret it. If Karmen, Zach, Hogan and Aidan were in a band together, they’d call it CLOUDLAND.
You can read the band’s full statement on their Instagram page, @cloudlandband.