Men I Trust Took Us to Dreamy Land with Jakarta Concert
[JAKARTA] Men I Trust has wrapped up their concert in Jakarta which was held in March 14th, 2023 at GBK Baskethall. Brought to Indonesia by Plainsong Live, the indie pop unit comprised of Emmanuelle Proulx, Dragos Chiriac, and Jessy Caron is currently on Asia and Oceania Tour. Kurosuke acted as the opener before the Canadian band took over. Twenty minutes past eight o’clock, Emma with her blond hair emerged on the stage and caught attention from the attendees. Together they took the center stage and played a song. Emma also greeted the attendees, “Hello Jakarta, it’s nice to see you!” after played the opening number “Organon”. Their setlist comprised of songs from their debut album up to their latest “The Untourable Album” which was released in 2021. “Tailwhip”, “Oncle Jazz”, “Lauren” and “Lucky Sue” were among the songs they played. Despite having techincal difficulties earlier, it didn’t hinder the greatness of Men I Trust. However, their greatest song to date, “Show Me How” wasn’t apparent and it made us wonder will this song be played on this concert. Even their latest single “Ring of Past” managed to be included in their setlist, so it didn’t make sense that their biggest song wasn’t there.
Alas, we continued to marvel at the dreamy ambience that the band has created with their expansive 20 songs on the setlist. Song after song, the groovy bassline from Jessy, thick reverb from Emma and atmospheric synth from Dragos managed to transport us to the tranquility of dream land. People swayed their bodies to the rhythm and seemed to absorb Men I Trust’s live performances. “Billie Toppy” became their last song before they put down their instruments and said goodbye to the crowd. Upon seeing this, people went frantic and chanted “we want more!” multiple times. The band re-entered the stage and finally brought 2 encore songs that included “Show Me How” and “Say Can Your Hear”. Finally, our confusion went away as “Show Me How” intro was played and people sang along and recorded the performance. Overall, the concert was really chill and the attendees seemed to be mindful in giving another people some space to move and enjoy the performance. Plainsong Live also built F&B and merch area in which the attendees could enjoy before they entered the stage or after the live show was done. We can’t wait to see another indie band of our dream come to Indonesia!
Reporter: Abraham Herdyanto/Writer: Novita Widia