Beautiful pinkish-purple lights surrounded him as he performed "Passenger," which helped set the mood. Kahan isn't much like his music -- his charisma and boyish charm reminds us that he is just a young man living his dream. Something you really don't expect since his songs are laced with youthful wisdom, nostalgia, and honest lyrics that anyone can relate to. His honesty made us all laugh as he said: "Please dear God buy my shit, I really need it!"
He then played "Hurt Somebody" which made the crowd go wild and "Young Blood," which he said is about what keeps him grounded and serves him as a reminder to continue to follow his dream. He definitely did an amazing job for someone who had just wrapped up their performance at the Colbert Show 15 minutes prior.
15 minutes later and LP began her set with songs from her latest LP, Lost On You
. The singer-songwriter is quite petite but has such a strong stage presence and great voice. Dressed in an all black ensemble, the Dylan-esque singer looked rock 'n' roll chic as she was greeted with flowers, lettered "LP" balloons, and flags. No surprise that she would have such a warm welcome since she is a New York native playing at Brooklyn Steel for the first time.
For LP, music doesn't have to be complicated as she has said in the past: "I just go Johnny Cash on that shit and just get through it." Whether she has her guitar or ukulele in hand, her booming voice keeps you engaged song after song. She even has this subtle dance she does with her feet as she sings and plays, it's really the cutest thing to witness live. Not to mention her insane whistling skills which are out of this world. The singer even caught a bouquet of flowers mid song while singing "Suspicion" and she shared what inspired the song, "Suspicion is a disease." She played a new track for us titled "Girls Go Wild" and literally had the whole venue singing for her during "Lost On You." Before leaving the stage she thanked us and said we were a "lovely crowd" but in reality we were only that lovely thanks to her great tunes. Needless to say, we couldn't stay quite and she soon returned for an encore.
LP is set to perform a couple more shows in U.S. before taking her show to Russia later this month. You can catch Noah Kahan on tour with George Ezra
on his North American tour this year.