Mirror Master Tour
Young the Giant, the Californian indie band formerly known as The Jakes, promoted their 4th album at The Rebel last Thursday. It was almost impossible to walk to the venue with a massive crowd of fan, and of course, all the songs were followed to the point one could actually hear the crowd sing at the same volume as Sameer Gadhia, lead singer and percussionist of the band.
The new album released only a month ago, presents a more energetic vibe ready to make everyone stand up and dance. Basic rhythms, simple riffs and a lot of loops create a fascinating combination that merges entirely with the similarities and differences of every band member of YTG.
It’s interesting to mention that Sameer majored in Human Biology at Stanford University. It was not until 2009 that he decided to put a halt to med school dreams to give everything to the band. He plans to go back to finish his degree someday though.
Born in Timmins, Ontario, the opener of the night rocked the stage with her most recent production called Skin & Earth. An album released along with a comic book series designed by Lights herself.
With more than 10 years of career, we see in Lights a many-sided artist that is always on the move as a singer, songwriter, musician, comic book author, illustrator or writer.
The show was centred in the new album songs. These songs are not only played in a synthesizer as a regular electropop production, but the whole band is presenting the music live along with Lights. Drums, guitars and bass sounds are mixed perfectly with her voice to create a comforting result.
My favourite song of the night was Savage, but I need to accept that I was shocked when I did a little more research and found at least five different versions of the song Giants (Spanish, English, Japanese, French and Tagalog) given the different places in the world Lights has lived.
Not to mention that her voice just sounds remarkably beautiful in the acoustic album that turned out to be a perfect match for a romantic dinner.
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