“If you told me, even three years ago, that I could announce a surprise show a few days before and have the tickets sell out within the hour… well I’d have to ask you who I had to…nevermind.”
As Finneas took the stage at the Troubadour last week, there was no denying the hold he had over the audience. Every song was welcomed with a roaring cheer from the crowd and a sea of smiling faces. With such a captivating stage presence, and an endless amount of hilarious audience interactions, the Troubadour was putty in his hands.
Flowing effortlessly from keys to his guitar, Finneas graced us with a timeline of songs from his career. Everything from “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” from his debut album Blood Harmony, to “Around My Neck” from Optimist, which I’ve gotta say, definitely awoke something in the audience.
Finneas’ family, friends, and girlfriend were brought up many times throughout the night. Song dedications, heartfelt thanks to those in the balcony, and a special dedication to his girlfriend before leading into his unreleased song “Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa,” which ended up being officially released the Friday following the show.
“This one is special. Every single word is about her.”
As the night came to an end, Finneas did something a little out of the ordinary for a typical show of his. An Encore! Just when the crowd thought we were done, Finneas came back down to play a heartfelt performance at the keys of ‘Die Alone’. The crowd was silent for the first time of the entire show as he belted out every word.
The Troubadour was the perfect venue for such a heartfelt and intimate performance. You could clearly see that Finneas puts his heart and soul into each and every one of his songs. We’re only two albums in and this seems like just the beginning of an amazing career.
Words by Lauren Carsley, photos by Matty Vogel
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