by Monday at 4:20 pm•
Cate Le Bon doesn’t reveal much when she performs live. Throughout her otherworldly performance at the Doug Fir Lounge this past Friday, she surveyed the audience with a thousand-yard stare and a stoic expression. The only indication that the music was having any effect on her was when she would lightly tap on her chest in time with the beat. And when she sang, she pulled her arms close to her, often jutting her left elbow out directly toward the sold-out crowd as if to keep them at bay.
The truth is that Le Bon has already revealed so much of herself to the world through her five albums, particularly through her latest masterwork Reward. On that record, the 36-year-old reflects on broken relationships, jealousy, loss, and her feelings about the city of Miami with language that's both direct and impressionistic. If you weren’t picking up what she was putting down through these artful pop tunes, you weren’t paying attention.Continue reading »