On Saturday 28th May, Bay Area born G-Eazy concluded his sell-out European tour with his last night of three in London’s Electric Brixton.
Opening with latest record ‘When It’s Dark Out”s tension building Intro, fading into Random, the crowd loses it. Young Gerald oozes charisma in him Jedi bomber jacket, it’s not hard to understand how this venue has been packed out all three nights.
A simple stage with just himself, an MC and drummer, all eyes were on him.
He performed latest hits like Calm Down and You Got Me along with older tracks I Mean It and Lotta That, a blend for both newer and older fans. Since these tickets were a birthday present for my boyf Joe, I’m a pretty new fan. As a new fan, I wondered how he’d pull off songs with featured artists. G-Eazy had two solutions. For Order More he had lyrics lighting up the stage for us to help out with. Answer two was to bring the featuring artist out. For my favourite track Some Kind of Drug, Mark E.Bassy made a re-appearance from his supporting set, turning the atmosphere from pumped to slightly more chilled, relaxed, even romantic.
He stopped and had a chat with us. “All the single ladies make some noise!” I looked at G. I looked at Joe. I stayed quiet. He’s definitely hot though. Luckily I’m distracted from my swooning my Lady Killers.
Our next guest was Aussie singer Grace, singing her track You Don’t Own Me, which G featured on. With such a soulful voice, she brings us another, darker atmosphere.
The final guest was the most touching, as Gerald’s younger brother makes his appearance for emotionally strung ballad Everything Will Be OK. The venue was emotional. I couldn’t stop myself getting goosebumps. The crowd got to witness a true definition of brotherly love as the pair performed together.
Continuing our emotional rollercoaster, we’re thrown into chart smash Me, Myself and I and once more, we lose it.
It’s obvious seeing G-Eazy live how he’s selling out venues night after night. I’m glad I saw him in such an intimate venue because I get the feeling he’ll be bigger, better and badder the next time around.