BY SUNITA SOUNDUR
Lucy Rose // 22 November // Electric Brixton, London
After a long day in the office, is there any better way to relax then listen to the beautiful vocals of Lucy Rose, live on stage and backed up by a powerful band who know how to mesh a mixture of sound that vamps up the atmosphere then falls to something so breathtakingly soft and so quiet? I didn't think so.
Every song told a story that brought together a powerful combination of perfectly harmonised vocals and rock style beats. Lucy, herself, was sweet and funny in-between songs, embodying the oddball energy of the 'Like I Used To ‘ album.
The crowd were completely with her as she passionately thrashed on her guitar, hair wild and free as we all lost ourselves in the music. There is a sweet honesty in her voice, that, when accompanied with the talent in the instrumental created its own presence in the room.
The entire audience were completely still and perfectly silent in awe of her voice as they took in every word she sang. Her devoted fans whispered, “Shush”, any time an unfamiliar sound was made; at a gig, that’s something!
Despite her initial shock at the fully attended Electric Brixton, Lucy definitely embraced the stage. She could command the audience through a unique sense of authority and innocence as she moved furiously about her stool.
Most impressive was the accumulation of sound. The way the suspense was created, and sound built up to create a crescendo of emotion was magnificent while the lighting completely complimented the movements and vibes created on stage.
At the end, an enigmatic encore offered a different side to the vibrantly performed main show. It was still the quiet whisper of a lullaby but presented with the biggest smile on her face.