Show Review: Sucré
April 12 @ Bootleg Bar (Los Angeles, CA)
Celebrating the release of their debut album, the magnificent trio known as Sucré took the quaint stage at The Bootleg Bar to play A Minor Bird in its entirety. Watching the songs come to life for the shoulder-to-shoulder audience was downright majestic, and impressive on a level rarely seen at shows these days.
The hour-long performance was absolutely captivating. Most of these songs were only a few days old to the audience, but the connection was palpable; seldom have I seen a crowd so fiercely attentive. It was a brilliant display from the immensely-talented musicians, taking viewers through powerful tracks like “Chemical Reaction” and stripped-down cuts like “Light Up” with unbelievable ease. Every part of the set was as professional as it was heartfelt, hitting that desired balance every band hopes for.
The individual talents of each member were captivating in their own right. I could watch Stacy King sing for hours – her tone and range are tremendous and beautiful. Darren King’s complex showings in Mutemath were dialed down here, but just as striking and crisp as you would expect. Unsurprising, Jeremy Larson made gorgeous music from every instrument he touched, splitting time between piano and guitars while simultaneously offering backing percussion. Combined, it was almost too brilliant to comprehend, especially with a string quartet assisting. Watching all 7 musicians seamlessly weave together on “When We Were Young” and the outro of “Troubled Waters” was awe-inspiring and smile-inducing.
I’m nearly out of adjectives that adequately show my feelings towards the show, but calling Sucré “perfect” doesn’t seem like a stretch.