Event Review: Japanese Breakfast Live in Jakarta | Article by Indie Accent


Event Review: Japanese Breakfast Live in Jakarta

By Caesar Fajriansah

Michelle Zauner, better known with her musical project Japanese Breakfast, visited Jakarta for the very first time during her Asia tour on Wednesday (15/5) which held by Noisewhore, Studiorama, and Pesona Experience. She known for her music that is emotionally intense through painful lyrics and captivating melodies. Playing at Rossi Musik Fatmawati with support from Jakarta based group Jirapah, the venue is packed to capacity for a sold out show.


The night started off with Jirapah as the venue slowly reached its capacity. People coming to the show all suggested to come early enough to catch the comeback of this indie rock group as they performed an intense 45 minutes set. As time approached for Zauner to take the stage you could see all the fans are waiting with hungry anticipation to hear her sing. Zauner opens her set with ‘12 Steps’, the track of her 2017's album ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’, as she draws the crowd into her world with soothing vocals.

As she played the first few songs she moved across the stage, lighting up the floor every time her soles made contact with floor, losing herself in the music. She also played her latest single released a month ago titled, "Essentially", in which she said that this song also owned by Indonesian people because the song was recorded in Bali. After delivering fan-favorite, “Everybody Wants to Love You”, and lovely take on Cardigans', "Lovefool", she sang “Diving Woman,” as the last song before closing the set.

Overall, the set is very much fulfills the desire of most audiences to witness this indie pop unit. The composition of the setlist played by Michelle Zauner and her band is enough to satisfy old and new fans of Japanese Breakfast. She is a truly charismatic artist that makes it very hard not to be completely mesmerized by her, so don’t miss your chance to catch her live, you will not regret it.