Three weeks ago, Hotel Garuda announced the end of the project as a duo. Though not explicitly stated, it was assumed that Manila Killa would be continuing his solo project leaving Aseem, aka Candleweather, to take over Hotel Garuda.
A new statement from Manila Killa today confirms that assumption, as well as goes into detail the reasoning behind the split. At the end of the day, it was too much to juggle two projects that were both gaining steam, and it was best to end it with the duo and continue on as a solo artist.
Chris, aka Manila Killa, acknowledges Aseem’s dedication and contribution to the project, recalling that Aseem would take on touring duties during the first year of the project as Chris finished school.
But now, it’s time to look to the future, and this is it. Hotel Garuda isn’t over, and neither is Manila Killa, but it’s a new dawn for them both.