Coming all the way from Jakarta, Lightcraft is planning to spread their music to Canadian Music Week. We exchanged some words about their upcoming performance.
Lightcraft: It conjures up images of snow, picturesque lakes, Bryan Adams, Neil Young, The Juno Awards, and the cities of Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. We're huge fans of a number of Canadian acts, from the likes of The Stills, Hot Hot Heat, Arcade Fire, The Dears, Stars and so on. However, two acts that have influenced us a great deal are In-Flight Safety and Surface Of Atlantic. And let's not forget that Canada gave us the likes of Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, Feist, and Drake too - great names in the global music industry, although we don't really listen to the musical output of the first three, mind you.
Lightcraft: We first knew about Canadian Music Week from the Internet. And then we applied via a gig-sourcing website for last year's edition, which we successfully were invited to. We had such an amazing time at CMW 2015, so much so that we decided to try again for this year. Who would've thought that we would be called upon again for the second consecutive year? And we're from Indonesia too, so we're very grateful and proud of it.
Lightcraft: The fact that we're an Indonesian band is already pretty unique, but the most important thing is that we're just going to try our best. We might possibly inject a little bit of our traditional music into the mix, and just show that despite our un-Indonesian sound, there's still something different that we could bring to the table.
Lightcraft: Our Canadian friends, when you listen to our music, you have to listen to it more than just the once. And you have to listen with your heart as well, and let it connect with your emotions. It's all about tugging the heartstrings.