One of my favorite things about living in New York is witnessing the growth and maturity of young artists. St. Lucia has been a favorite of mine for a couple of years and to see them sell-out something like four nights at Terminal 5 is exciting and gratifying. Tonight they killed it and I couldn’t be more happy for them.
They opened with ‘Cold Case,’ a new song on the deluxe version of their debut album When The Night and one of their best tracks, ‘Before the Dive.’ I’ve worn out their songs on Spotify so much that the best moments of the night were when they introduced new songs ‘Love Somebody’ and ‘Stay.’ Please release these now, Mr. Grobler. I also learned that ‘Wait For Love’ was inspired by Jean-Philip Grobler’s early life in South Africa. This guy has one thing in common with Beyonce: they both whip their hair into a frenzy with the enabled help of a stage fan. While he may be Jeanonce on stage, his voice sounded better than ever, especially on my favorites, ‘Too Close’ and ‘September.’ They closed the night with ‘Elevate’ and ‘When The Night.’