I had always liked the original but thought it was a little bit cheesy but the kind that is tolerable in small doses. This edit makes it much better. I love the pan flute. How often to you get to say that?
This past Tuesday night you could barely recognize the Echo. I’ve heard some of my favorite artists play there (Tanlines, Lord Huron, Night Beds, Divine Fits), and I’ve seen the intimate venue’s vibe range from somber to upbeat…but I’ve never seen it as outwardly jovial or, in a word, delighted as it was long before Jean-Philip Grobler stepped onstage to introduce us all to their new album "When The Night". People were swaying even before a finger pressed a single key. People were grinning. And just to reiterate…it was a Tuesday. Who feels that happy on a Tuesday? We hadn’t even reached hump day yet. But we sang aloud to our hearts content. We jumped up and down. People bopped on others shoulders. People CROWD SURFED. At the ECHO.
Because there’s just something about Grobler, his band of merry makers, and the music itself. All of his songs are either about having an amazing time, or feeling nostalgic over good times had. And it’s clear his audience appreciates the same things. He’s the kind of artist who brings everything he’s got to every show he plays, and so his fans do the same. What’s interesting about such a relationship is that it’s far more common in larger venues with more seasoned artists. Grobler has been playing music his whole life, but St. Lucia’s first EP only came out a year ago. So color me impressed. I wish I could do it all over again, and I know I’m not alone in that.
A nice little recap from Lucy about the St. Lucia show at the Echo earlier this week.