Vancouver singer-songwriter Kylie V, stepped onto the stage with an acoustic guitar and a nervous smile that instantly captured the audience’s hearts.
“This is my first show outside of Vancouver,” they said before stunning The Drake Underground into a collective daydream. Their songs place their soul on display offering an endearing vulnerability. The 19-year-old is a fixture in the Vancouver music scene, as audience members mouthed the lyrics back to the performer, it’s clear their influence was felt in Toronto surprising the emerging artist themselves. Their raw talent and sound have a way of mesmerizing way of centring attention to the lyrics. The few stumbles in the acoustic set immediately had the audience captivated and cheering for more. The artist’s ability to connect with the crowd through their music was truly remarkable.
While other artists often grow tired of their breakout single, 21-year-old Tik Tok sensation, Quinnie pauses the show to showcase gratitude.
“We wouldn’t be here without this song, thank you “Touch Tank,” she said before the crowd erupted. The 21-second song snippet quickly introducing her breakout single to the world is a much-needed ode to sexual connection through the lens of comfort and the female gaze. Despite being sold out, the intimate setting allowed for an up-close and personal experience that truly highlighted the artist’s quirks. From soulful ballads to the upbeat pop hit responsible for sending everyone into the crowd into a trance, the artist’s versatility kept the crowd engaged throughout the entire performance and made it clear she is an artist here to stay.