Despite Grace Chatto’s Absence at Jakarta Concert, Clean Bandit is a Total HitMusic & Festival
British group Clean Bandit dazzled audiences at the Kasablanka Hall, Jakarta, on 20 August. Their second appearance in the country, the “I Miss You Tour 2018” concert went ahead without cellist Grace Chatto, who had to miss it for medical reasons.
Chatto’s medical condition, which came about following a performance in Osaka, Japan, forced her to return to the UK for treatment.
American violinist, Molly Fletcher performed as part of the band’s unique crossover sounds in its electronic genre.A 90-minute concert started off with Yasmin Green and Kristen Joy who sang their hit single from 2017 ‘Symphony’ (originally sung by Zara Larsson).
The audience was fully warmed up by the time they played ‘Real Love’ during which they invited the crowd to sing along. Green and Joy commanded the stage alongside Jack who was on the guitar and keyboard, and Luke who kept the beat on the drums.
Other songs from the 2014 studio album “New Eyes” such as ’Disconnect’, ‘Stronger’, ‘You Sure Do’, ‘Cologne’, and ‘Come Over’ were played alternately by Green and Joy. The performance had the loudest response when they sang the catchy sound from ‘Solo’, their latest single in collaboration with American singer Demi Lovato, which definitely sent out good vibes among the crowd.
‘Rockabye’, which has had over 1.8 billion views on YouTube - a collaboration between Sean Paul and Anna-Marie was just as enthralling during the live performance. The song Should've Known Better was played in tribute to Grace who has been suffering a neurological condition.
A total of 15 songs entertained the audience including synth-pop songs ‘Lady’, ‘Piece of You’, and ‘Tears’. The encore session was 2015’s Grammy Award winning (for Best Dance Recording) 'Rather Be' which closed the show.
After finishing up their ‘I Miss You Tour’ 2018, Clean Bandit plans to to launch their studio album. The Patterson brothers and Chatto are closer to the process of mixing and mastering. Their latest single with Demi Lovato is one of the singles that helped catapult the band to the Top 40 in the Billboard and digital stream charts.
“We have been doing our second album for a couple years, and we just finished it. There will be more collaborations, that will be a surprise. We are really excited, unfortunately, we can’t give you any further details,” Jack Patterson stated at the press conference before their show.