Fresh off the release of her new EP, "DAYDREAMING" Lindsey Lomis enchanted a New York crowd as the opening act for Joshua Basset's fall tour.
During the pandemic, we witnessed a wave of rising bedroom artists gain traction through social media. The current state of the world gave them a chance to pause, time to sit with their feelings, allow inspiration to kick in, and get creative with how they were making music happen without access to equipped studios and a plethora instruments.
Yet, despite the sudden surge in bedroom pop, Lindsey Lomis appears to be in her own league.
While the crowd gathered closely inside the Bowery Ballroom in the East Village, Lindsey Lomis, guitar strapped across her chest, waited patiently behind the stage. As the opener for Joshua Basset’s second show, expectations were high.
“hi i'm lindsey and i'm from nashville and i've been overthinking this bio for weeks & truly cannot think of a way to properly explain myself so just listen to some of my music and maybe you'll figure it out ;)” Lindsey Lomis via Spotify.
In the past year, the Nashville native went from being a bedroom artist to signing a contract with Altadena and Warner Records, and captivating thousands of listeners with her music. When she stepped out onto the stage, the widest grin etched on her face, fans recognized her immediately. Some chanted her name while others waved and hoped to get a wave back. Although Lindsey was not singing to a home crowd, the energy inside the concert hall mirrored a highly anticipated homecoming.
During her set, Lindsey played a series of fan-favorite songs that ranged from her early days to some of her newer stuff. Her iconic single “Simple Love,” which was released in 2018, elicited a powerful response from the audience with fans singing back the lyrics in unison.
As the set progressed, I momentarily forgot Lindsey wasn’t the main act.
The way she interacted with the audience and how the audience responded rang in a genuine way. From time to time, people shouted her name or made a reference to one of her songs. Lindsey grinned, laughed, replied back – on that stage, she seemed right at home.
"excuse me while i get a lil sentimental - i wrote most of these songs right after i graduated high school, a phase of life with a lottttt of change. i was watching myself grow up, learning to navigate my closest friendships, & truly experiencing life for the first time. these songs are a glimpse into youth and the realization that it doesn’t last forever." Lindsey on her EP, "DAYDREAMING," via IG.
With her latest EP "DAYDREAMING" fresh out of the studio, the rising artist treated fans to a taste of her new music. Every song and every lyric became a story, and there was no hesitation on her end to fill in the gaps between tunes. It was truly special to see how connected, aware, and present Lindsey was with the audience. More than a concert, her set felt like an intimate session.
The main single, which gave the album its name, elicited a powerful response from the crowd. Even after listening to the album prior to her performance, nothing could compare to experiencing the material live. Her soulful vocals are compelling and truly authentic, a tug at the heartstrings that makes you feel like you’re soaring together with the rest of the crowd. She set the tone for the night, and warmed up the audience for an energetic Joshua Basset.
Without a doubt, Lindsey Lomis has earned a spot in our radar for one of the most promising new artists to watch.
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