I didn't know too much about singer-songwriter LOLO
before heading out to her concert last week at The Neuehouse in New York, but I didn't need to in order to enjoy the beautiful show that she put on. All of her songs had me hooked at first listen.
The Neuehouse is one of my favorite venues to see artists. It is a super intimate, cozy space with lots of cool architectural oddities. Dimly lit, looking almost like a Starbucks on crack (yeah, you heard me), I am always excited to go there -- and being able to see such a huge talent in that space only makes it better. LOLO might only be a little over five feet tall, but don't let that fool you. She is filled with soul and spirit. She can hit any note, high and low, and everything in between. Her voice is raw and her emotions are real. It was evident that every word out of her mouth was packed with emotion.
She took advantage of the intimate space and truly connected with her audience. She took time in between each song to talk with the crowd and even joked around a little. She even had to burp at one point, which she announced to the crowd "burping while singing is very sincere." She sang six songs, each showcasing her powerhouse vocals and alongside her guitarist, Josh, she belted away and sang all of her feelings.
With all of her songs digging so deep into her emotions, she joked, saying "I don't have any feelings at all and they're not strong." The crowd laughed at how blatantly false that was. Most of her songs were slow-burning tunes, but "Relatively Well Dressed" picked up the pace and got the audience dancing a little bit. "Shine" is another track that also strayed away from her usual sound, and she said that we should expect the video for it very soon -- I *obviously* can't wait.
Her next album is set to drop in September, and from the sounds of it, I'm sure it will be a major success.