[Live Review + Photography] Our Last Night – Live in Hong Kong

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(中文版本在下)

It’s a nostalgic night that you can go back to your youth. American post-hardcore act Our Last Night’s debut show in Hong Kong is a guaranteed refreshing journey down the memory lane.

美國後硬核樂團 Our Last Night 首次來到香港,帶你在這個晚上慢慢遊走於記憶裡,暫時回到青蔥歲月。

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Photo Gallery 現場相集 – Our Last Night – Live in Hong Kong
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Our Last Night came out around 2006 when screamo / post-hardcore is one of the most popular genre. The band successfully broke out with emotionally-draining songs and won a contract with Epitaph Records when frontman Trevor Wentworth was 13. After all the up and down, OLN is back with full force and make a surprise hit by covering viral pop songs by artists like Maroon 5, Katy Perry and everyone’s love-hate idol Taylor Swift.

Our Last Night 06年左右screamo/後硬核最流行的年代出道,成功以充滿抑鬱情感的歌曲贏得樂迷注意,並與著名獨立唱片公司 Epitaph 簽署合約,當時樂隊主唱 Trevor Wentworth 只有13歲。經過一輪起跌後,OLN 全力回歸,並驚喜地憑翻唱大熱流行歌曲重新出發,其中包括 Maroon 5Katy Perry 和大家愛恨交纏的偶像歌手 Taylor Swift

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Before Our Last night are going back to the summer-long Warped Tour, they stop by Asia for a few warm up shows. Here’re 5 reasons why it’s more than a throwback show filled with 2000s goldies oldies.

Our Last Night 回到美國 Warped Tour 夏日巡演前,他們在亞洲作短暫停留作熱身表演。以下五個原因解釋了這個表演絕對不是單純的二千年代的舊歌回顧。

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1. Invincible Confidence 無比信心

With 10 years’ live experience, these young rockers are no strangers to live shows. The stripped-down presence showcases their confidence to lit the crowd’s hearts. Occasional handshakes and warm hugs toss in a splash of happiness. The band, especially vocalist Trevor Wentworth, knows so well when to offer what you want. However, more fervid movements is expected to intensify the atmosphere.

憑藉十多年的現場經驗,這幾個年輕樂手都不會對現場表演感到陌生。沒有絲毫包裝的舞台態度展示出無比信心,很單純地以音樂點燃現場觀眾。偶爾握手擊掌和溫暖擁抱替樂迷灑上幸福的笑容。尤其是主唱 Trevor 非常清楚在演出中何時給你一些動力,使整體情緒保持高漲。然而,小編相信更多的舞台動作會使氣氛更熱情。

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2. Singalong Oldies 舊曲合唱

Though Our Last Night have a long catalogue for song selection, the band choose to focus on their latest self-released EP Oak Island and previous album Age of Ignorance. The melancholic theme and metalcore-fused composition arose emotional singalong, as if the crowd has been through the painful experience in the lyrical content. Their recent hit Sunrise, a fine production with typical post-hardcore compositional formula, wraps up the first set at a sentimental peak.

Straight to the encore set is an acoustic version of Falling Away, where guitarist/vocalist Matt Wentworth let their fans decide how loud they want the guitar to be tuned; and later say goodbye with I’ve Never Felt This Way. (scroll down for setlist)

雖然 Our Last Night 有很多曲目可供選擇,但樂隊選擇把重點放在自己出版的 Oak Island EP 和前一張專輯 Age of Ignorance 上。憂鬱的主題和金屬核元素引起充滿情感的大合唱,觀眾猶如曾經歷過歌詞所述說的痛故事一般。他們以典型後硬核方程式主打歌 Sunrise 在高峰完成第一節演唱會。

在安哥部份,結他手/主唱 Matt Wentworth 笑說讓樂迷決定結他的聲音大小,並以不插電型式唱出 Falling Away,最後以 I’ve Never Felt This Way 說再見。(歌單在下)

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3. Refreshing Covers 清新重演

After stepping onto the road of independence, Our Last Night tastes an unusual success with pop hits covers – from crazy pop princess Miley Cyrus to stadium pop-rock band Imagine Dragons. This night the band decide to punctuate the original song list with Katy Perry’s Dark Horse groovy cover and remaking Adele’s James Bond theme song Skyfall – “This is the first song we covered!” Trevor shouts, although disappointingly the band hasn’t picked Swedish artist Tove Lo’s global hit Habits (Stay High) which in our opinion, is one of the finest cover they have produced so far.

踏上獨立道路後,Our Last Night 憑重新演繹流行歌曲取得成功 —— 從顛喪女歌手 Miley Cyrus 到流行搖滾樂隊 Imagine Dragons。這一晚樂隊決定在原創歌單中加入 Katy Perry Dark Horse Adele James Bond 電影主題曲 SkyfallTrevor 說道:「這是我們第一首翻唱的歌!」很可惜樂隊沒有挑選瑞典 synthpop 音樂人 Tove Lo 的全球大熱作品 Habits (Stay High),小編認為那可是到目前為止他們最優秀的重唱曲之一。

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4. Brotherhood 兄弟二重唱

After singing about the lost souls for 10 years, the yearn for freedom is in their blood until now. The Wentworth brothers’ duo singing is still unbeatable – indeed gets more mature album after album. The harmonies work seamlessly on the easily digestible instrumental inlay. Comparatively speaking, Matt does contribute more passion and affection in reaching out through music than his brother.

經常唱着有關迷失感覺的點滴,十年後的今天,他們骨子裡仍然為嚮往自由而高歌。Wentworth 兄弟的二重唱依然無與倫比,在每一張專輯中變得更加成熟。和聲與容易受落的器樂部份配合得非常恰當。相對而言,在歌唱部份 Matt 比弟弟更投入、更熱情。

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5. Next Chapter Begins 重新出發

The short concert let you see the reignited fire in Our Last Night. Although this leg of tour seems moor like a warm up for their upcoming intensive national tour, there is not shortage of enthusiasm and tempestuous moments.

短短的演唱會讓你看到 Our Last Night  重新燃燒起來。雖然這次似乎只是他們全國巡演的熱身,但當中不乏精彩和澎湃的時刻。

Setlist:
1. Same Old War
2. Age of Ignorance
3. Fate
4. Dark Storms
5. Reason to Love
6. Skyfall (Adele cover)
7. Invincible
8. Home
9. Dark Horse (Katy Perry cover)
10. Liberate Me
11. Sunrise

Encore:
12. Falling Away
13. I’ve Never Felt This Way

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Photo Gallery 現場相集 – Our Last Night – Live in Hong Kong
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