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You Need to Hear This - Soren Bryce!

I went to see Mr. Little Jeans last night. She was fantastic, in case you were wondering (duh). So awesome and such a sweetheart, too. I have video of her covering "Hotline Bling," which was like, the HIGHLIGHT. I mean, who doesn't love a good Drake cover, right?

Well, before the awesome Norwegian took the stage, I was introduced to Soren Bryce. I didn't even know there was an opener. I expected it, but I didn't expect to actually like the opener. Case in point: I saw Grimes open for Lykke Li several years ago and was like, pssssh. Whatever. And now everybody adores her.

But the moment she opened her mouth, I was like :O. Who is this?!?!?!

 
The passion she pours into her performance is - mind-blowing, to say the least. Sometimes you go to concerts and the performer basically phones it in, but this girl did the opposite of that. She was shaking, vibrating, screaming, completely absorbed in her music. It was like a religious experience, and it's the coolest thing to witness when you see a musician (or any sort of artist really) in their mode. Girl was in her mode. She even covered RiRi's anthem, "Bitch Better Have My Money," in this endearingly earnest, non-ironic way.
 


"Newport" is probably my favorite track of hers as of now, "Gelatin" being a close second. She sounds like a poppy lovechild of St. Vincent, Fiona Apple, and Anna Calvi.

CHILD, LISTEN TO HER. You will not regret it, I promise. I really promise.




I promise.


Seriously though, if I could go back and relive that concert again and again, I would. It was a perfect evening. I angered my Uber driver on the way back by relentlessly playing with his satellite radio, but I'm sorry it's too early for holiday songs and they have like 300 stations dedicated to Christmas music so whatever.

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