DAY6's Jae is welcoming 2022 with an announcement.
On 1 January 2022, the singer-songwriter and guitarist revealed that he will no longer be joining DAY6 activities moving forward. He took the time to thank MyDays (fans of DAY6) for the love, support, and happy memories throughout the last six years. The 'mom cut fruit' singer also assured fans that they will "meet again."
pic.twitter.com/uxKqf3cG5b— eaJ (@eaJPark) December 31, 2021
In a separate statement from JYP Entertainment shared via DAY6's official Twitter account, the agency confirmed Jae's departure from the group and the termination of his JYP Entertainment contract effective 31 December 2021.
[NOTICE]— DAY6 (@day6official) January 1, 2022
안녕하세요, JYP 엔터테인먼트입니다.https://t.co/lM6PmaX8t0 pic.twitter.com/hlCaQtcFHO
Read the full statement below:
Hello, this is JYP Entertainment.
First of all, we sincerely apologize for causing concern with sudden news to My Day, who shows much support for DAY6.
Jae, who has been a member of DAY6 until now, left the team as of December 31, 2021, and his contract was terminated. We exchanged deep conversations with Jae for a long time, and following careful discussion, we decided to respect the artist’s opinion and conclude our exclusive contract
Although our relationship with Jae has come to an end, JYP Entertainment will also cheer on Jae’s future activities with his new start.
We promise to continue full support and efforts for DAY6’s activities, and we ask for continuous love and support from My Day.
In the past couple of years, Jae has been making music on his own via his moniker, eaJ. He has been releasing solo tracks via his YouTube channel, as well as collaborating with the likes of Seori, keshi, DPR LIVE, and CRUSH. He recently performed these tracks live at Head in the Clouds festival last November 2021.
In the same month, he also dropped a cryptic teaser on his social media accounts hinting at what's in store for "eaJ 2022" with a new logo designed by online creator and fan Deadly Jimmy.
eaJ 2022 pic.twitter.com/2Sjsn4FOE8— eaJ (@eaJPark) November 26, 2021
Jae is also an active streamer on Twitch, recently hosting his own holiday special called #CarolswithJae. Follow him here.
Check out eaJ's latest track under 88rising, 'mom cut fruit':