Show Review

Show Review: JUNNY brings in special guests brb. and lullaboy for first Singapore show

JUNNY was an absolute delight as he performed tracks like Invitation and nostalgia during his 2½-hour set in Singapore.

Dayna Yam

| November 8, 2023
JUNNY played his first Singapore show yesterday (7 Nov) at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. HallyuSG Photo: Avier Tan

JUNNY’s first concert in Singapore was well, a night of good music and nothing short of amazing. Held on 7 Nov (Tues) at the Esplanade Annexe Studio, his show was an all-standing one.

Fans came early to secure themselves a spot closest to the stage on the first floor to catch a glimpse of the K-R&B singer, with some others on the balcony at the second level.

The Korean-Canadian singer took centre stage and sang some of his hit songs like the viral Invitation ft. Gaeko (2023) and nostalgia (2021). Here are four highlights during the 2½-hour set.

1. Surprise guests

What’s a concert without a good surprise? The singer got homegrown band brb. to open the show and collaborated with Indonesian-American singer lullaboy.

In the JUNNY and lullaboy collaboration stage, they performed solo (2021), a song co-written by the two artists. lullaboy shared that this song came to fruition when the duo linked up in South Korea unintentionally.

JUNNY shared the stage with Indonesian-American singer-songwriter lullaboy. HallyuSG Photo: Avier Tan

lullaboy also serenaded the crowd with an unreleased song, one he promised would be released soon.

2. Top-notch fan service

JUNNY covered all corners of the stage to make sure he interacted with all his fans. But what made his concert stand out was that he accepted fans’ requests to take pictures and videos on their phones, with some even passing him their digital and polaroid cameras.

Of course, he posed for the camera suavely.

A fan also requested the “holy water” treatment, yearning for him to douse the crowd with water. JUNNY was evidently flustered. Nonetheless, he complied while performing For The Weekend ft. Paloalto (2019).

3. Unplugged and acoustic

JUNNY performed an unreleased song, one inspired by his best pal: his pet dog. His honey-rich vocals were accompanied by the strumming of his guitar, sparking a very intimate setting in an already cosy studio.

JUNNY staged an intimate set, in an already cosy studio. HallyuSG Photo: Avier Tan

The singer also took on fans’ requests and sang acoustic. He sang songs like Love Eternally (2022) by South Korean musician Advanced, a track he featured on.

4. An emotional thank-you

While singing Thank You (2018) to convey his thanks to his fans, JUNNY teared up.

He said, “I just want my fans to be prouder and prouder of my music.” It’s understandable, considering the arduous journey he took moving from Canada to South Korea in pursuit of his dreams.


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