On Thursday night last week, English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose
performed at Le Poisson Rouge to a crowd much bigger than what she's normally used to. No matter the size of the crowd though, her music was emotional enough to create a certain intimacy with the audience. It also helped that she loved chatting with the audience. Even though her years of performing have somehow led the singer from Warwickshire, England to believe that "50% of [us] are here because [we're] supporting someone that has dragged [us] along to come watch [her]."
Having released her third album Something's Changing
last year, Rose has been very busy touring and taking her music to people from all over the world. "It's not like people can get on a plane either and afford to do that and go see their favorite band. It's just a very addictive thing. The more I've done in different places, the more I feel like I need to do more," she shared in between songs. So it's safe to say she isn't stopping anytime soon. Being able to perform her songs live is very important to the singer who added, "it gives a real power to the songs that they don't have within my bedroom or wherever I've written them." The impact her live music has on people is no joke, as Rose found herself wanting to comfort an audience member who was in tears by the end of one of her songs.
"I think there's something wrong with me, like some sick mother fucker," she told us as she switched guitars and got ready to continue her set with "Night Bus". We couldn't help but laugh and disagree as someone towards the back of the crowd shouted "Your music matters!"
Before playing "I Can't Change It All", she explained the song is for her Paraguayan friend, Fernando, who she stayed with for a little while visiting the country. Fernando, who also happens to be one of her biggest fans, asked her to make more music for him because there was no other way of having her help him leave his country.
Rose even played "Nebraska" after a different audience member kept shouting the song name. "You really want me to play that song? Alright, for fuck's sake," she shouted. It may have not been the quietest crowd, but she didn't seem to mind. She also shared that "Love Song" is for her husband that is on tour with her at the moment and how she wanted him to at least have one song that he would know is just about him, "I know, it's disgusting that I've written a song for my husband," she joked. She then saved the best for last, a performance of the beloved "Shiver", which everyone sang along to of course.
Although her music might be emotional, Rose showed through her hilarious banter that she is relatable, funny, and wildly charming amongst other things. It was nice to not only hear the music live, but to really enjoy an intimate night of conversation between her and the audience.
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