Rising Against The Current
Against The Current is a force to be reckoned with.
Against The Current was in town for their Gravity tour on Monday, and we caught them in action. Their performance was impressive to say the least.
I have to admit, though. I once assumed that Against The Current was one of those YouTube bands that dedicated themselves to doing covers most of the time. But, I was proven wrong when throughout the entire night, and to my surprise, they only performed one cover – Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’.
Since the band’s last time here in 2014 with Alex Goot, things have changed significantly for them. They were signed to Fueled By Ramen early this year, the same record company that signed Paramore and Fall Out Boy. To celebrate their recent milestone, the band gave us a preview of the song ‘Outsiders’, which will be released on their upcoming album.
Instead of the usual “Can I hear you make some noise, Singapore?” requests, the band made an effort to rouse the crowd by involving the audience throughout the concert. At one point, they even threw grapes at the audience because drummer Will Ferri was eating them on stage. Because, why not?
The only thing that really affected my enjoyment of the concert was how disconcerting the lighting was. There were moments where we found it difficult to watch the show because the stage lights were too strong for our eyes. It might have made Chrissy more prominent on stage, which defeated the purpose as we could not see anything at all.
Overall, the band’s amazing performances overshadowed whatever unpleasant situations we faced. They are definitely a band worth checking out. I will not be surprised to see them performing at major music awards in the future too.