Something’s changing in Lucy Rose, but her warm and kind-hearted self always shines through.
Lucy Rose is on tour to promote her new album and film “Something’s Changing” and I was eager to catch a glimpse of what “changes” the singer-songwriter had to share with her fans. Her short film documented her gutsy journey to travel Latin America (despite being warned about the dangers), solely depending on the support of her fans. Her fans would book shows for her and she would perform for them in return. It was heartwarming showcase of graciousness on both ends, the singer and the fans. You could almost feel special knowing that she was sharing these profound moments and revelations that she experienced during her time in Latin America. I’m a crybaby, but watching these heartfelt interactions between Lucy and her fans made me tear a bit (I now realise watching Lucy Rose live usually makes me cry actually).
This genuine allure of Lucy Rose is what attracted me to her music, it’s sincere and relatable. She writes music that’s so calming and reassuring that it’s hard not to come back to it. She even manages to add a little more ‘Latin flavour’ into her new album “Something’s Changing” which gave it more dynamism than her previous albums so it was interesting how it would play on stage alongside her other music.
Her charm on stage is magnetic and has an adorable wit that hard to match. She’s so comfortable and confident on stage that even when she expresses doubt in singing “Like An Arrow” without the crowd’s help, it’s hard to believe (which could probably explain why the audience fell silent). Her performance was sentimental and especially in an intimate setting, the emotions felt like they were revved up. I’ve said that I was a crybaby before but it’s always a challenge to hold back tears and an apple in my throat when I hear “Shiver.” Lucy herself also always seems affected by the song with tears welling up in the eyes, which just tells you how much of herself and her emotions she inserts into her music and performances. Just to add on to how brilliant she is, she even has chops as a live performer, never showing any signs of a slip-up except forgetting the lyrics to “Our Eyes” for the first time ever which was forgivable (it’s okay Lucy, you’re human). But nevertheless, she never sounds far off from her studio-recorded self, she sounds better actually because of this greater connection she has with her audience.
Her commitment to her fans is commendable. She met almost every single one her fans (those who were willing to brave the long line), hugging them and engaging them in actual conversation. She wasn’t a star out reach in those moments, she was kind of like your friend. She basically gave boasting rights to everyone who could now say “hey, I know Lucy Rose personally.” I myself had the pleasure of meeting her in the flesh and she said she liked my shoes and I said that I liked her shoes and … you get how awkward I am now. But you know that cozy feeling when you listen to her music? It’s exactly that when you meet her but so much better because she’s encouraging, amiable and I could list all the synonyms to describe her compassionate character. Even though I’ve seen her live once at Neon Lights, it was still a great seeing her live again. (Heck my friend’s seen her five times and she still can’t get enough and I guess that’s impact of Lucy Rose).