I arrived early to Charlie Puth’s show in San Francisco and was blessed to catch Sophie Beem, who had the early slot. A new singer-songwriter from New York; she was energetic, sassy and had a youthful sense of appreciation for going out on tour with Charlie.
I like how singer-songwriters have been given more breadth and space in recent years to move beyond the melancholy song with a guitar or the heartfelt piano based ballad. Her set did start this way though; perched behind the piano to sing a pitch perfect cover (I think) of Brood’s Four Walls. She soaked up the much deserved applause and then out came her dancers to join her on stage and the set was flipped on its head. Strong bass-lines, vivacious dance-routines and catchy rhythms. It was a set which was easy to enjoy.
Much has been written about a certain someone signing up Sophie Beem (Google it!). However, the reality is, if it wasn’t that person, someone else would have snapped her up. For someone still towards the start of her career she has a tonnes of potential so looking forward to seeing her fulfill it.