Charlie Lim is no stranger when it comes to the local Singaporean music scene and as soon as he announced that he would be having a concert again (the first was at The Esplanade a few years back), I was absolutely excited! Thankful for friends who were also gammed enough to attend too.
Having just released his third album, Check Hook – but I’d be completely honest, it took me a while to get used to this genre; can’t pinpoint if it’s because these songs had melodies that were harder to sing along or was it the background music that was drowning away his voice? But after multiple times of listening over and over again, I think its slowly growing on me.
07th Dec, Friday held at The Star Theater was his second ticketed concert held in Singapore with an attendance of 1,600. It was a night of pretty much the entire local scene gathered at, definitely saw some familiar faces, since the music scene in Singapore is pretty tight-knit. With a mix of both familiar tunes and the new ones, Charlie managed to keep the audience wanting for more every time he ended a piece. Though I wished more people sang along with him instead of being (too) serious while watching the concert.
Nonetheless, it was definitely the ending song, Bitter, that pretty much represents who/what Charlie Lim is; nothing fancy, just the guitar and his voice! That was sufficient, for me, at least.