May 22, 2022

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Lord: From shadow to light

Lord: From shadow to light

Priory, the names of his albums – To the pure heroine (2013), Melodrama (2017) and Solar energy (2021) – As the New Zealander gradually shifts from shadow to light, give a good idea of ​​the artistic trajectory.

This is because Lord was not yet 15 years old when she composed the song in 2012. Royals Who would make her a world-famous name. But after seeing her twice at festivals in Montreal (Osheaga 2014 and 2017), she was as happy as possible to express her art and her creativity in the concert hall with a production worthy of the name.

Lor-de! Lor-de!

And she is thought to have been born in 1996 in Auckland as Ella Mariza Lani Yelich-O’Connor. In the minutes before she takes the stage, you can hear the audience chanting her name or shouting loudly in each volume. Background music. To my right in the R row, the three young women could no longer wait. The spectator in front of me came to the concert wearing crutches. What does it take to see his admiration.

At 8:42 pm the lights went out and the decibel scale and eardrum in my right ear (three female spectators …) exploded, but the Lord’s audience – most of the women – did not sit again for more than an hour. And a half.

The New Zealand player was heard before appearing at the time The leader of the new regimeIts silhouette is displayed as a Chinese shadow by a large drum, whose shape, when viewed from one angle, is reminiscent of the end of the lighting structures of the Place des Festivals.

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Excellent staging

This pair of heterogeneous shapes – one geometric, the other not – rests on a rotating platform, with a variety of variations for the Lord, presentation department: explanations up to half on the stairs (Buzzcut season), Lying at the foot of the stairs (California), Lying on the stairs (Mood ring) Or others, behind her are her musicians and singers Lead. And it doesn’t count the two large fixed stairs on the sides of the stage where musicians, musicians and singers stand. Great caliber of staging.

The show has benefited from a wider audience.

Photo: Patrick Boudreau, SNAPePHOTO

It is raining outside, but here you can see the sun. This is magic. You have no idea how happy I am to be hereSaid the singer after three songs.

The danger in any substantial product is that it can sometimes consume the artist. Nothing here. Initially introverted and introspective, Lord led a perfect artist to find real pleasure in communicating with his Joey de Vivre on stage in an environment conducive to greatness.

Those who saw that teenager almost ten years ago dancing profusely without any emotion on his face can better assess the progress he has made. The Lord knows how to display restraint when the occasion arises, but she practically leads the stage from one end to the other during an exciting performance. Ribs.

From anxiety to happiness

It was a pleasure to go on a world tour again this week – the concert in Montreal was only her third stopover – she greeted our city, she seemed particularly appreciative and talked about her relationship with the scene. His revolving staircase, while in a sound compartment Dominoes And Responsibility. This time in 2017, it reminded Oshega of that moment when he was sitting on stage addressing the audience in the pouring rain. Minus the rain, of course …

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In the old days it was nice to be on stage but, for hours at concerts … it was scary. It no longer exists. The concern is over.

The writer-composer who takes a closer look at what is going on around her has long changed the bitter-sweet feelings into her songs, especially on a relational level, which has attracted a young female audience who find themselves in her.

On Thursday, almost all of the songs – now classic to recent – were performed by a choir of nearly 3,000 voices from the floor to the depths of Salle Wilfried-Pelletier’s last balcony. Solar energy Although it will be released from 2021, we will rarely attend a concert where the new titles are well known.

Cut to the Lord’s every change of clothes in three steps, from a simple opening dress to a figure – hugging dress, and then to a 1970s stamped pant-bustier set, the concert culminates with a triple punch. Clever, supercut And Perfect places. Funk lines and pulsations swept the room and the audience turned the tall Wilfrid into a dance floor. All I missed was the disco ball, well …

In the absence of a ball, confetti rained down on the spectators in the final Solar energy Who set the table for exactly one Leaf green lamp The illusion of where the Lord is literally scattering joy. She kept what she needed for a reminder Royals Before ending with another song from the first hour, she understood with a beam of light aimed at her, TeamWhose lyrics – “ We are on each other’s team – perfectly reflects his association with the people.

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While this concert proved to be a formidable tone in the surrounding greens, it also proved that the Lord could save a very different disc on the boards on a stylistic level than his predecessors. And then, in general, the 25-year-old woman she turned to retained the enthusiasm of a 17-year-old who knocked us out so much in 2014.