Incubus goes on hiatus, world weeps

In the late ’90s there were a few kings of rock, or nu metal, or what have you—one of those bands was Incubus. Unlike Korn, Godsmack and Slipknot, the members of Incubus were the guys that a girl (or a guy, to be fair) could take home to poppy with pride. They were thoughtful, vaguely catchy and were relatively easy on the eyes.

And with lyrics like, “So pardon me while I burst into flames, I’ve had enough of the world and its people’s mindless games,” how could the world not love them?

Well, world, time to weep—at least for now.

Incubus vocalist Brandon Boyd recently told Billboard:

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…

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.

There you have it, folks. Incubus is gone for the moment, but they’re coming back. The world eagerly awaits.