High Highs to Low Lows
A week following the release of her debut album, “High Highs to Low Lows”, French-American singer/songwriter, Lolo Zouaï, brought her refreshingly original ballads and authentic pop-bangers to a sold-out Bowery Ballroom. The humbled soon-to-be superstar started the night with a warm Meet & Greet with fans and ended it with a fearless, call to mind performance.
Lolo turned her fans up right off the bat with a little help from her hit song Caffeine, on her new album. The song has a seductive, independent drive with added causal brags and a soprano vocal delivery. She then continued the hype with her location appropriate jam, Brooklyn Love. Lolo has always done a great job at turning her struggles into strengths. The R&B/Pop artist has an out-of-worldly vibe to her music and is not afraid of being exactly who she is, on and off the stage. Her care-free attitude brings a Gwen Stefani feel to her style and music, mixed with the sound of R&B artist H.E.R. The H.E.R. comparison might not be too surprising, being that she contributed songwriting to H.E.R.’s Grammy-award winning self-titled album.
Photo: Olivia Ji
Lolo kept up a good balance between her high and low energy songs. She put the crowd in their feels with songs like Desert Rose and Blue, and then turnt it back up with her more reckless track, Out the Bottle.
Her creative mind does not stop at writing music. The artist designed and created all of her own graphics that played on the big screens during her set. Knowing the designs were made by her, made everything more intimate for fans present.
Photo: Olivia Ji
The newly signed RCA artist made it known that performing this sold out show was super surreal for her. “A lot can change in a year”, she said. Earlier that morning, she walked off her tour bus to realize they parked in front of the restaurant she worked at for almost 2 years in order to support the dream that put her on The Bowery Ballroom stage.
Up on the top balcony was her RCA team and close friends; KidSuper (owner of the apparel brand/creative community), Doug Gleicher p/k/a Dougieplaylist (her team member), and Stelios, who joined her on stage for her French song Beaucoup (which he helped write and produce).
Lolo Zouaï’s U.S. tour is set to continue hitting cities in Texas, California, Oregon and many others. Her stage presence and talent is not something to be ignored and she is definitely an up and coming artist to keep an eye out for. To get tickets, visit her website, https://lolozouai.com.