Singer-songwriter Lucy Rose, previously known as the female vocalist on Bombay Bicycle Club albums has an incredible solo career story leading up to her Minneapolis visit at the Pantages Theatre. While she is on tour with fellow singer-songwriter Paul Weller, Rose had drawn quite the crowd to the historic venue on Hennepin Ave and it’s easy to understand why.
Lucy Rose has been a rising star within the Indie music scene since early 2012. While signed to Columbia Records, several songs from her debut album Like I Used To have appeared on the TV show Skins as well as The Vampire Diaries. After releasing two more albums, Rose was featured on the track Innermission from Logic’s 2015 album The Incredible True Story as well as his most recent album Everybody on the track Anziety.
Leading up to her most recent work, Rose found herself in South America where she played every gig she could get and even stayed with fans in several different countries. Eventually, this spontaneous lifestyle and backpacking experience lead to her third studio album Something’s Changing. Recorded in 17 days, she truly changed her sound from her previous albums by emphasizing her organic vocals.
By taking a step back in South America, Lucy approached this show with emotionally resonant compositions. The crowd seemed particularly curious about the bare stage setup. At first sight, you would think you were walking into a relatively informal musical event or even a simple jam session between the musicians. While Paul Weller had all of his drums, speakers, cords, and other equipment set up, Lucy came up to the mic with only her guitar and 2 other supporting musicians.
While briefly introducing herself with her soft-spoken English accent, the three went straight into playing mellow folk songs from her 2017 album Something’s Changing. Instantly, the crowd was in awe by the raw and emotionally charged vocals. Although her most recent songs were very moving, the 2012 track Shiver struck a chord with the crowd because of the sense of regret and nostalgia of a past love story that many can relate to.
Check out more photos from last nights performance can be seen on my Instagram.