Bumbershoot 2012: LPPosted by Melissa Daniels
Monday afternoon LP blew her audience away with unexpected vocals that brought passerby’s to a halt. The singer-songwriter who has accolades in writing for some big names including Rihanna, Chiddy Bang and Rita Ora took the Starbucks Stage on the final day of Bumbershoot.
L.P.’s powerhouse pipes posses a modern relevance with a tone, emotion and refinement than some spend a lifetime trying to master. She performed original material off her recent EP Into The Wild, with the sure standouts being “Wasted Love,” which offered an old school Motown feel behind modern vocals, “Levitator,” “Tokyo Sunrise,” and the title track which features LP’s unreal whistling skills.
The New York native also covered Beyonce’s “Halo,” that without a doubt, rivaled the number one diva herself, giving goosebumps the higher and higher she torqued her voice.
LP’s performance was full of genuine honesty. From the way she swayed to the way the mic rested delicately between her right ring and pinky fingers. The music spoke for itself, and given the chance, we’d repeat that performance again and again.