Madison Beer Had West Hollywood Wanting More At Outloud Fest Thoughts+Photos: Madison Beer @ OUTLOUD RAISING VOICES FEST IN WEHO 6/4/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Throughout the weekend, fans for each day’s headliners diligently arrived early and claimed their spots at the pit railing to ensure they had the best view of their favorite artist’s performance. But there was one non-headline performer who got a comparable group of super fans to arrive at the front of the railing for their performance. That artist was Madison Beer. This group of uber-fans was already waiting for Madison before I even stepped foot into the photo pit for my first main-stage performance.
In 2021, Madison released her album Life Support. With the support of her massive social media following, the album entered the national charts around the world, including debuting in the United States at 65 on the US Billboard 200. The music covers a wide range of topics including the virtually obligatory toxic relationship songs to the more personal songs that touch upon her dealings with mental health issues. The sonic palette from which Madison is inspired seems to be wide-ranging, but it’s all held together by her very capable vocal ability. For a debut album, Life Support clearly makes the case for Madison being a pop superstar in the making.
Throughout the day, her fans in the front row were getting more and more anxious because set times were starting to get pushed later and later. By the time Madison took the stage, the cheers of her fans were impressively loud.
To the chagrin of her fans, Madison was required to cut part of her set because of the festival’s schedule falling behind. She had originally planned on performing a 9 song set but ended up performing only six songs (“Baby”, “Good in Goodbye”, “Dear Society”, a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”, and “Selfish” and “Boyshit”). She had to cut “Reckless”, “Dead” and her Jax Jones collaboration “All Day and Night” from the setlist. When she announced that she had to cut her set short, the moans from the crowd were audible. Clearly, the crowd wanted more. It was a shame that that wasn’t in the cards …”
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