We don’t know about you, but attending a Daughtry concert on a Friday night certainly beats staying home to binge watch your TV series.
Following their pitstop in Singapore, the rock band stopped by Kuala Lumpur to perform at KL Live on 13th July. The show was led by front-man Chris Daughtry, who is best known for his tenure during the 5th season of “American Idol”. Since then, the Grammy-nominated band has become a household name in the music scene.
As Daughtry took centre stage, they kicked off the show with a newer tune, “Just Found Heaven, taken from their upcoming 5th studio album, “Cage To Rattle”. The opener was haunting yet expressive. It was followed by popular ballad “Feels Like Tonight” (Chris even played the tambourine towards the end) and powerful hit song “Battleships”.
Fans were then introduced to 2 additional new songs – “Backbone” (which was released as a promotional single earlier in March) and “Deep End”. The former is especially relatable since the lyrics talk about soldiering through tough times or a rough year. Similar to “Backbone”, mid-tempo track “Deep End” also offers hope and encourage the listener to be optimistic.
“Breakdown” was a personal favourite for yours truly. It was 1 of the 4 songs performed that night from his self-titled debut album. His vocals were delivered in a controlled and subtle manner that allowed the words to settle in. Chris also decided to sing “Long Way” (“Leave This Town: The B-Sides”), a song he wrote with Lifehouse lead singer Jason Wade. The band also performed an amazing cover of U2’s “With or Without You”, a hit that the singer wished he wrote.
Daughtry took it up a notch with “Baptized” and breakthrough single “It’s Not Over”. When it came to the quintessential singalong track, “Home”, everyone’s handphone torches were lit up. The rock band closed the show with the inspirational “Waiting for Superman” and the infectious “September”. As an added bonus, the performers also paid tribute to the late music icon Prince with a cover of his “Purple Rain”. Needless to say, the audience went bananas.
If you’re a concert-goer looking for great music and good energy, a Daughtry concert should be high on your list. Fierce and dynamic, the impressive set list had a nice blend of old materials and new releases. The band was on point the entire night and Chris did an excellent job in making his fans feel inclusive. We had a rocking good time and left the venue feeling energised!
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