Warren Hue is the Boy of the Year at Head in the Clouds Thoughts+Photos: Warren Hue & Chasu at 88rising's Head In The Clouds 8/21/22
LOS ANGELES, CA–
“…The next act that I was able to catch was Warren Hue, an emerging talent from Jakarta. This is the 20-year-old’s second year with 88rising, and he’s already made big moves in the four years that he has been active. Not only has he performed on Coachella’s main stage, but he’s also co-written and performed three tracks for the blockbuster film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
His performance at Head in the Clouds comes right after the release of his debut album, Boy of The Year, and is right before his tour, which starts in October. I’ve noticed that 88rising is really pushing Warren’s career by giving him good promotions, and for good reason. I’ve followed him since before he signed with 88rising, and he has so much raw potential and talent. He recently went viral on TikTok for one of his freestyles (the video has 154.2k likes as of September 2022), which eventually became a collaboration track with Rich Brian and BIBI called “froyo.”
Bringing out Chasu, his longtime friend, producer, and collaborator, for his set, Warren showcased his talents as he performed songs from his new album. From “I$$EY,” which he performed as a tribute to the late fashion designer, to “IN MY BAG,” where he brought out Tobi Lou, you could definitely tell that Warren was feeling the music and communicating with the audience through his energy and lyrics. Additionally, Chasu helped to hype the crowd up by taking fans’ phones (I couldn’t even count how many he took) and even giving the mic to a die-hard fan, who was screaming the lyrics.
Towards the end of the set, Warren encountered some technical issues that made his microphone disconnect from the backing track. Yet, even with the difficulties, Warren Hue and Chasu did a fantastic job creating a memorable performance…”