Opening with an unreleased song 'Black Light', Stella danced her way through her bright, high-energy tracks 'Fortress', 'BITCH (takes one to know one)' and 'Feelings', the audience euphorically singing the words back to her, and to each other. With the atmosphere like a dance-party in your living room, it was visible to see her words of love, heartache, and empowerment connecting friends and strangers; in the more still and poignant moments of her set, with tracks like the heart-wrenching 'Like Somebody Else', Stella’s stunning vocals carried through the room, emotion dripping from each lyric.
Not only did she showcase what's to come from her highly-anticipated album (and somehow transforming Cyndi Lauper’s 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' into a beautiful and haunting piano ballad), Stella displayed she's still the same artist as she was in her days of YouTube covers despite her success, humbly making each song her own and adding an emotional depth with the honest vulnerability in her voice.
With debut album Three. Two. One. impending, it's shaping up to be a promising year for Lennon Stella.
Photo Credit: Megan Fragopulu