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Ravyn Lenae Has It All

Ravyn Lenae Has It All

Pitchfork Music Festival - Sunday - Red Stage 3:20pm

What you may not know about Ravyn Lenae from listing to her 2018 EP, “Crush", is how poised and polished of a live performer she is. This is even more magnified when you factor in that she is just 19. From the red boa wrapped mic stand and mic to the shimmering clothing to the genuine and emotional storytelling between songs, Lenae really has is at all.

Lenae performed all of five songs from “Crush” and several songs from her 2016 & 2017 EPs “Midnight Moonlight” and “Moon Shoe". She whipped the crowd into a mini-frenzy when she intro’d “Computer Luv” by saying it was a song she had written with Steve Lacy. Lacy has been at the fest on Friday when he made a surprise appearance during his bandmate Syd’s set. However, he did not appear today, but Lenae still performed great version of “Computer Luv” and “4 Leaf Clover”.

When the opening notes of “Free Room” went up, I thought for a moment that Appleby might take the stage, but he did not. The set was just Lenae and that was all this incredibly hyped crowd needed. The highlight was of course “Sticky”, and there was not a person in the crowd left not moving to the beat.

Published: July 23, 2018 |

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