“Trick”, what a treat! No fancy stage set nor costumes, just a great voice and raw passion for music on display.
That sums up 林宥嘉’s Yoga “Trick” Concert Live in Singapore 2009 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 20 February 2009.
Kudos to Yoga for standing by his conviction to sing songs that he likes. Admittedly, some of the songs he sang were far from mainstream (I had to research on the Internet to make sure that I get the song titles correct). Some in the audience might have felt unconnected during some parts of the concert due to unfamiliarity with some of the songs. Personally, I find that songs that were unfamiliar to me are quite nice actually.
The high points of the concert which got the audience going were probably when he sang his own songs, when he did his dance medley (it was nostalgic for me ;)), when S.H.E. was performing (makes one wonder whether the audience was there for Yoga or S.H.E.; I’m convinced he had held his own), and during his encores.
To me though, the highlight was his singing. No matter the musical styles, whether it’s pop, rock, rock and roll, jazz, blues or alternative, he infused his own style into the songs and he never disappointed. For someone so young, he is truly a good singer with his own style.
One can almost feel his passion for music, and that he is singing simply because he loves to sing. For that alone, the concert is more than worth its price, never mind that it was three hours long and had two encores.
Although Singapore is Yoga’s last stop for the “Trick” concert tour, we should be hearing more from him. If you’ve missed this concert, don’t miss the next one.