Lavish Music | The Daniel Caesar Experience
I honestly don’t even have the words to describe exactly what I have experienced last night, all I can say is that it was certainly an EXPERIENCE and that Daniel Caesar is definitely an artist that is single-handedly killing the R&B game right now. As a girl that grew up 30 mins away from Toronto, it is so inspiring to see artists like Daniel Caesar become so successful and enhance the way music sounds today.
The opener is an Iranian artist by the name of Snoh Aalegra and my God was she amazing! Her voice is so soulful and sultry I had to get her album as soon as I got home. She was accompanied by a live band which I feel is a must as an artist if you want to be taken seriously in my eyes. I mean, if you don’t have the money to get a band then that makes sense but if you do I feel like artists should invest in having that because it enhances the overall musical experience.
Daniel Caesar came on around 9:30pm. The stage and stage accessories were all white, even his background singers were wearing all white which felt very angelic. The started the set with singing a part from the song “Freudian” which I initially thought on the recording was sung by Charlotte Day Wilson because of her deep tone but it was in fact sung by his background singers that I started following on social media as soon as I found out who they were, Nevon Sinclair and Cadarotribe. Speaking of Charlotte, that was the only disappointment I had all night, that she was not one of the surprise guests at his concert and helped perform “Transform” which is one of my favourite songs on the album, Freudian.
Daniel stayed true to his Canadian roots and brought out Jessie Reyes and Melanie Fiona as surprise guests for his fans, these girls absolutely did not come to play and left all they had on the stage last night, two real powerhouses! The stage, the lighting, the band, the gospel influence, and the musicality of it all was truly an unforgettable experience and was easily the best concert I’ve been to all year.