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Laufey Embodies ‘Goddess’ On Stage

Jia Chun
Laufey performs ‘Lovesick’ during the Goddess Tour at the Bass Concert Hall. One of the songs of her latest album ‘Bewitched’, Laufey’s vocals astounded the audience as she performed.

Dreamy music echoed around the theater, matching the glittery lights dotting the stage and the warm light of the spotlight. The audience leaned forward, eager to catch Laufey’s performance, as the opening of While You Were Sleeping began to play and she ran onto the stage. 

On April 19 at the Bass Concert Hall, Laufey performed songs from her newest album, Bewitched, along with her newest single and the title of her tour, Goddess

The concert began with opener Grace Enger, known for her song The Neighborhood, which she performed along with Bad Guy, Good Stuff, The Cut, Ruin, and an unreleased song. Enger charmingly introduced her songs with short anecdotes and hushed the crowd with her angelic voice and heartbreakingly relatable songs. Although her setup and performance— a dark stage with only a guitar— was simple, her stage presence drew in the audience. 

The audience anticipated Laufey’s entrance as a simple piano instrumental and simple melody played and the stage lit up small lights that resembled stars. The cloudy haze of the spotlights, the warm pink lights, and the starry walls made the experience out of this world. Her entrance, right as While You Were Sleeping started, was as magical as the stage decorations. 

After the first song, Laufey continued on with her setlist, getting the audience to sing along to fan favorites, such as Valentine, Falling Behind, and Promise. Among the songs she performed, From The Start is arguably her most famous song, as it helped her become much more well-known in the music community and beyond. As a testament to her skills in classical music, Laufey performed a beautiful cello solo in the instrumental section of Beautiful Stranger and I Wish You Love, and played the piano for more than half of her setlist. 

Laufey’s newly released single, Goddess, acted as the pinnacle of her concert. The song is filled with Laufey’s raw experience of having someone in love with the person she was on stage and the bitterness of being just human. The performance started with just piano and Laufey’s voice, slowly joined by the live quartet and drum, until the audience could feel the emotions of the song. 

Additionally, Laufey performed an unreleased single, which is currently set to release on Apr. 26, introducing the song with the question: “Have you ever been in a relationship with someone, and they were just so boring?” The song was simple, but had a memorable melody and even more memorable lyrics. 

Laufey’s music has continued to evolve as she’s experimented with slightly different themes and instrumentals, which is evident in her album Bewitched. Her Goddess Tour beautifully sums up her achievements and the evolution of her music from simple melodies to more complex, emotional songs.                                                                                      

Laufey’s next concert date is set to be in Washington, D.C. on April 25.

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Jia Chun
Jia Chun, Reporter
Class of 2026 Along with writing, I love listening to r&b, journaling, and have a newly found interest in painting. I'm excited for my first year in Student Press and the new experiences I'll encounter.

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    Arhaan JafriMay 21, 2024 at 11:39 am

    This article is great! It really showed an in-depth view on how the concert, preformed by Laufey was! Coming from someone who already listens to her a lot, it really was a fun read, as it gave me an in-home experience!

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    Leah KardonikMay 20, 2024 at 9:42 am

    Laufey is generally not an extremely well known artist. I really like the description of what the concert was like, giving me a sense of what it was like. For those who were curious about how her music was like, I like how at the end of the article was provided her album.