Lucy Dacus Concert Review
Written by Jeff Ramella on April 2, 2019
By Isabella Ciervo
On Wednesday, March 20th, I had the honor to witness Lucy Dacus perform at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City. The venue itself flooded me with awe as I pushed through the concert hall doors. Purple and blue light soaked the audience as one of the wonderful openers, Fenne Lily, greeted us with her playful humor and hushed voice. Hailing from England, she quickly won our hearts as she spoke and laughed at her own jokes. Soon after Fenne Lily left the stage, we were greeted by Mal Blum, an up-and-coming band from New York. Their voice was humorously laced with indie and punk sounds. Even more, the band was welcoming and related their lyrics to the audience’s own lives. The audience was incredible as well. Everyone was radiating happiness and anticipation as we waited for our chance to hear Lucy Dacus’ restorative voice.
Finally, based on our best behavior, Lucy Dacus stood before us. In her long black dress and red lipstick, Lucy embodied gentle power. The setlist was more than I could have asked for, as she opened with an unreleased song. Lucy performed her cover of “La Vie en Rose” to all of our excitement, and sprinkled songs from her albums No Burden and Historian all around. After each song, whether it be the first or the sixth, the audience cheered like it was the first time we were hearing Lucy’s voice. After much awaiting, my favorite song, “Night Shift” from Historian embraced my ears. Lucy absolutely excelled past my expectations. Finally, as the night wound down, all of us still buzzing with love for Lucy, she brought out Fenne Lily and they performed “Bobby” by Alex G for an encore. But the night was not over yet, Lucy Dacus sent us off with another unreleased song that tore our up our hearts. This concert was one of my favorite, and one of the best, concerts I have ever attended. Lucy Dacus has nothing but wholesome love for her fans and hopefully, we reciprocated those emotions.