Anthemic contemporary pop band lightcraft have made it their main mission to
shine a light of hope on the world through every note and melody that they produce.
Melding together lyrics brimming with hopefulness and positivity, the Jakarta-based Indonesian quartet have a unique arena-ready sound that is at once uplifting and melancholic, able to tug at heartstrings and incite a wide-eyed smile in an instant.
lightcraft first got together in 2005 when original members Imam Surataruna, Fari Febrian, and Enrico Prabowo met while studying at the same university in Selangor, Malaysia. After forging a fine reputation in the country through their energetic performances and acclaimed releases – local music magazine ROTTW dubbed them the “South-East Asian Coldplay” at the time – the band relocated to their hometown Jakarta in 2011. Drummer Yopi Santosa joined in 2012.
Taking on themes surrounding humanity and various global phenomena seen
through rose-tinted glasses, lightcraft have several releases under their belt,
including debut EP “The Modern Seasons” (2006), debut album “Losing Northern Lights” (2008), sophomore album “Colours of Joy” (2014), second EP “Another Life” (2016), and third full album “Us Is All” (2019).
The band’s fourth full album “Hope + Love” was finally released on July 15, 2022. Consisting of twelve emotionally driven, cinematic, and stirring songs each carrying a message about hopefulness and love, it features all five previously released singles along with six brand-new tracks, including “Carry Your Heart” featuring phenomenal Singaporean producer DSML and the Natasha Udu-featuring closer “This Day & Age”. The album signals the beginning of a new era for lightcraft as they attempt to break new grounds; an evolution that elevates the band to a whole new level.
Critically acclaimed both domestically and abroad, lightcraft have displayed their knack for marrying their distinct, hook-filled sound with an infectious and powerful live performance. This mighty combination has enabled them to mesmerise audiences into a higher state of consciousness and taken them across the globe, where they have performed at major international festivals and on renowned stages in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, China, Mongolia, Canada, the USA, the UK, and Russia. Prestigious festivals that they have been invited to perform at include SXSW, Liverpool Sound City, V-Rox, Taihu Midi Festival, MUSEXPO, Mondo. NYC, Monsoon Music Festival, Big Mountain Music Festival, Bangkok Music City, We The Fest, Canadian Music Week, Indie Week Canada, Music Matters Live, Zandari Festa, Baybeats Music Festival, B Festival, Playtime Festival, SONIK Philippines, Music Lane Festival Okinawa, Kansai Music Conference, and Sakurazaka Asylum, among others.
As a band that holds dear the fate of humanity, the preservation of the environment, and the world’s future, lightcraft were chosen to become ambassadors for non-profit organisation Bersih Nyok!, while also contributing their efforts to The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and the Sahabat Anak Foundation.
The musical journey of lightcraft is all about creating an upward momentum to go the distance; to break boundaries and carve a meaningful path in life.
lightcraft’s fourth full album “Hope + Love” was released on July 15, 2022.
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