Armi Millare leaves Up Dharma Down
MANILA (UPDATE) – Singer Armi Millare has left popular indie band Up Dharma Down (UDD), the group announced on Sunday.
In a post on the band’s official Facebook page, the remaining members – Carlos Tañada, Ean Mayor and Paul Yap – assured fans that UDD will continue to make music under his longtime label, Terno Recordings.
“It will be a new and different adventure for us and we hope you can be a part of it as well,” they said.
The trio thanked Millare “for sharing his talent and artistry in the songs we have created together.”
“While we are sad to see her leave the band, we wish her all the best as she embarks on her solo career. And we hope you all can support her future endeavors as well.”
The remaining members also thanked fans “for being with us on this journey” for the past 17 years.
“We are very grateful. We would not have come this far without all of you,” they said, calling on listeners to “continue to support OPM”.
In a separate post on Millare’s Facebook page, the singer revealed that she severed ties with Terno Recordings last June.
Millare said she wanted to keep her departure from the group private, but admitted her job required her to publicize it.
“I owe this announcement to all of you music listeners to let you know that your patronage and love of the band has given me the experience of a lifetime,” she said.
Millare described the UDD as her “longest relationship,” adding that she “had a good run” with the group.
“I hope everyone who sees this sees this as a start for the four of us whether or not we choose to pursue a musical career in the years to come,” she said.
Formed in 2004, UDD has released four studio albums and is known for its hit singles such as “Oo”, “Tadhana” and “Indak”.