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From such a talented producer, one might have expected a slightly more diva-like approach or a certain distance, but LP makes sure to only do what she wants and what her audience wants to hear

There's no way anyone left yesterday's massive LP show unhappy

From such a talented producer, one might have expected a slightly more diva-like attitude or a certain distance, but LP makes sure to only do what she wants and what her audience wants to hear, and yesterday at a fresh amp she made the whole audience enjoy her animal charisma and a wonderful chain of songs

Ben Biron Brauda


Thursday, July 28, 2022, 08:45 Updated: 09:00

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A novel with the audience in Israel.

LP in Israel (Photo: Daniel Aharoni)

Those who needed an official end signal for the period of the Corona restrictions received it yesterday evening, at LP's concert at Amphi Park Ra'anana.

Shortly after nine o'clock and in front of an amp filled with an excited and very diverse audience in terms of ages, LP (full name: Laura Pergolizzi, but her family is also satisfied with the abbreviation) took the stage and broke a streak of two cancellations through no fault of her own.

After in 2017 she managed to sell out two shows at the Barbie Club in a short time and started a real romance with the Israeli audience, the producers tried to repeat the success twice in the last two years.

The show that was supposed to take place at the same place in September 2021 was canceled on the very eve of the show.

It seems that not only the audience was thirsty for this rebound, from the moment she took the stage backed by a line-up of guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and a setting that would have been suitable for any stadium rock band, LP did everything in her power to make sure that each and every one of the fans that came to the show left satisfied.

The corona virus affected not only her performances in Israel which were postponed several times, she also postponed the release date of her sixth album (Churches) which was eventually released in December 2021 and which she came to advance.

The first part of the show consisted mainly of songs from him (When We Touch, Goodbye, Everybody's Falling In Love) and although these did not become big hits like the ones that brought most of the audience to Ra'anana, the American musician made the audience fall in love with her in seconds thanks to her stage professionalism that is hard to compete with.

In general, the persona called LP is both magnetizing and confusing and it has nothing to do with the big curls that cover her face, the boyish figure or the intentional androgynous look.

Fall in love with her in seconds.

LP in Israel (Photo: Daniel Aharoni)

Her story is already known to most fans but it might be worth mentioning it again.

Until "Lost On You" was released at the end of 2015 and became a mega hit and the most anticipated song of that year, the music industry signaled to the LP that its place was behind the scenes.

Not that there is anything wrong with that, as a writer she managed to write hits for Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Cher, Backstreet Boys and more.

But despite her proven talent in songwriting and even though she managed to get contracts with record companies, her first three albums met with little success.

Those who saw her in concert yesterday can understand the absurdity of this because LP has one of the most amazing voices I've ever heard (and this is coming from someone who only recently saw Adele live).

Her low, rough speaking voice reaches high octaves in seconds and then becomes "bassy" and smoky again.

Her whistling, which has become a hallmark in many of her songs, sounds amazing live and everything comes out of her lightly and while she keeps running from side to side.

From such a naturally talented producer, one might have expected a slightly more diva-like approach or a certain distance, but as mentioned, LP makes sure to only do what she wants and what her audience wants to hear.

After the first four songs in the show come one after the other with almost no connecting parts, she announces: What's up Israel?

And begins with a love dialogue with the fans that lasts almost the entire length of the show.

She distributes fun to those standing near the stage, responds to the signs of love that come from fans and reads signs that are also raised far away in the amphitheater.

The moment when she dedicated the ballad "Recovery" (from her fifth album Heart to Mouth) to an excited fan who made a sign that read LP you are my recovery was especially moving.

It's amazing how little such a gesture requires from the artist and how much it touches the fan who will surely not forget it soon.

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touched the fans.

LP in Israel (Photo: Daniel Aharoni)

If you rely on talent alone LP probably should have been one of the leading singers in the world.

Between us, her voice is probably better than most of the singers and singers for whom she wrote hits.

In reality, her songs are so tight and so well constructed that in a sequence they can sometimes be swallowed up in each other.

But to her joy, and especially to our joy, at this stage in her career she already has enough great songs to easily hold such a show.

Songs like "Muddy Waters", "Tightrope", Other People" and of course "Lost On You", are the anthems so big and precise that they justify a ticket to the concert by themselves. Add to that her demonstrated love for the audience in Israel, including a combination of words in Hebrew or Stories about a grandmother who turned to her Jewish guitarist Alex and introduced him to her grandson who also has the same name, and you will understand that a bond was created here that will probably last for many years to come.

There was actually one miss in the show and it was not related to the LP at all.

The production's choice to put rows of chairs in the front of the stage might have been appropriate for the Corona era where it was forbidden to get close or dance, but it is completely out of line in this type of performance.

Although the ushers tried to prevent it, within a few seconds the show became a standing show and a large part of the audience stood close to the stage.

Not only do artists of LP's type live off the interaction with the audience, but the music itself is simply not suitable for a sit-down show and the original arrangement shows a lack of thinking or understanding.

What's more, the amphitheater in Ra'anana has been proving for years that it is one of the places with the best sound in Israel.

Bottom line, after the multiple postponements and the unbearable humidity of the end of July, it was impossible to leave unsatisfied with LP's performance and if you couldn't make it yesterday - don't worry.

It's hard for me to believe that we won't see her coming back here again and again in the coming years in a sort of American-Israeli romance woven before our eyes.

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Source: walla

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