Anthemic contemporary pop band lightcraft have made it their main mission to shine a light of hope on the world through every note and melody that they produce. Melding together lyrics brimming with hopefulness and positivity, the Jakarta-based
Indonesian quartet have a unique arena-ready sound that is at once uplifting and melancholic, able to tug at heartstrings and incite a wide-eyed smile in an instant.
lightcraft first got together in 2005 when original members Imam Surataruna, Fari Febrian, and Enrico Prabowo met while studying at the same university in Selangor, Malaysia. After forging a fine reputation in the country through their energetic
performances and acclaimed releases – local music magazine ROTTW dubbed them the “South-East Asian Coldplay” at the time – the band relocated to their hometown Jakarta in 2011. Drummer Yopi Santosa joined in 2012.
Taking on themes surrounding humanity and various global phenomena seen through rose-tinted glasses, lightcraft have several releases under their belt, including debut EP “The Modern Seasons” (2006), debut album “Losing NorthernLights” (2008), sophomore album “Colours of Joy” (2014), second EP “Another Life” (2016), and third full album “Us Is All” (2019).
In September 2020, in the year of their fifteenth anniversary together as a band, lightcraft initiated a change in musical direction with the release of their single “Run Away”, a collaborative track with Singaporean producer DSML inspired by
electronic-tinged music from the 1980s and modern pop. An acoustic version of the song followed in February 2021, both released under US-based label group Circulate Music.
By June 2021, lightcraft made another breakthrough with their single “Life”, which brought about a fresh and innovative sound. In September 2021, they joined forces with renowned singer/songwriter and producer Petra Sihombing, who produced
their single “Don’t Fight This Feeling”, which further pushed their musical boundaries. To wrap up the year, lightcraft released their third single of the year “Dream Dancer” in early December 2021.
To mark their 17th anniversary, lightcraft are set to usher in a new era in 2022, starting with the single “Feathers”. The fourth single to be taken from their fourth full album “Hope + Love”, “Feathers” features talented Indonesian rapper Pretty Rico and showcases the sound of a band that has rediscovered their mojo and going full steam ahead with their new musical direction.
On May 27, 2022, lightcraft came out with “Forever”, the fifth single from “Hope + Love”. A love song that celebrates one’s emotions towards her/his other half, “Forever” pushes the band’s envelope even further than ever, highlighting their ability to evolve from one song to the other.
The band’s fourth full album “Hope + Love” was finally released on July 15, 2022. Consisting of twelve emotionally driven, cinematic, and stirring songs each carryinga message about hopefulness and love, it features all five previously released
singles along with six brand-new tracks, including “Carry Your Heart” featuring phenomenal Singaporean producer DSML and the Natasha Udu-featuring closer “This Day & Age”. The album signals the beginning of a new era for lightcraft as
they attempt to break new grounds; an evolution that elevates the band to a whole new level.
Critically acclaimed both domestically and abroad, lightcraft have displayed their knack for marrying their distinct, hook-filled sound with an infectious and powerful live performance. This mighty combination has enabled them to mesmerise audiences
into a higher state of consciousness and taken them across the globe, where they have performed at major international festivals and on renowned stages in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan,
South Korea, Taiwan, India, China, Mongolia, Canada, the USA, the UK, and Russia. Prestigious festivals that they have been invited to perform at include SXSW, Liverpool Sound City, V-Rox, Taihu Midi Festival, MUSEXPO, Mondo.
NYC, Monsoon Music Festival, Big Mountain Music Festival, Bangkok Music City, We The Fest, Canadian Music Week, Indie Week Canada, Music Matters Live, Zandari Festa, Baybeats Music Festival, B Festival, Playtime Festival,
SONIK Philippines, Music Lane Festival Okinawa, Kansai Music Conference, and Sakurazaka Asylum, among others.
As a band that holds dear the fate of humanity, the preservation of the environment, and the world’s future, lightcraft were chosen to become ambassadors for non-profit organisation Bersih Nyok!, while also contributing their efforts to The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and the Sahabat Anak Foundation.
The musical journey of lightcraft is all about creating an upward momentum to go the distance; to break boundaries and carve a meaningful path in life.
lightcraft’s fourth full album “Hope + Love” was released on July 15, 2022 and is available now on all digital streaming platforms.