Love Was All Around At Vérité’s NYC Homecoming At Irving Plaza THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: VÉRITÉ @ IRVING PLAZA 4/4/18
NEW YORK, NY- Vérité’s rich and ethereal vocals sent fans into the multiverse when she hit the stage at Irving Plaza in New York City. It was the first of two sold out shows opening for EDEN. It was a sweet welcome home for the NYC native, born Kelsey Regina Byrne, as the crowd expressed how much they had missed her by screaming their love for her between songs. Her lyrics echo her love back in “When You’re Gone” the singer-songwriter proclaims –
Her blend of indie-electro-alt pop soothes ears in melancholy while also satisfying a basic desire to dance and sway to the backing beats. Tracks from her latest album Somewhere in Between, made it to the setlist, “Phase Me Out” and one of her earliest recordings, “Strange Enough”, proved to also be highlights from the night.
Back lit by a glowing sign baring her name, Vérité would take center stage, often crouching down and reach out to the audience to physically connect with her fans. The stage production created an amazing silhouette of her as she was adored in an all-black, shiny and sparkling attire which would reflect light around her, stimulating the visual sense as her music pulsed in our ears.
With her blonde locks and pale skin, Vérité could easily have graced the silver screen and crush it during the film noir day. Her confident stage presence in front of her fans and behind the keyboard, only added to her already stunning mystique. Vérité is smart, beautiful and talented. The future awaits and we can’t wait to see where she goes from here.
Cortney Armitage is a photographer and writer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Born into the world of indie rock ‘n’ roll, she travels back and forth from Los Angeles capturing artists in and out of their natural habitat. Contact her at: www.CortneyArmitage.com