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23-year-old viral pop star Lauv performs to a sold out crowd at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall (with Jeremy Zucker)

Lauv: a young, up-and-coming voice as we move forward into a new time in music and artistry. His first hit was “The Other”, written shortly after a break-up in 2014, which quickly went viral, gaining attention on Spotify’s “Hot 100”.

Immediately after, he followed up with “Questions” featuring Travis Mill, and “I Like Me Better”, reaching #1 on Billboard “Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles”. His latest release became an unofficial anti-Valentines Day anthem, entitled “Getting Over You”, was dropped on February 14th.

The 23-year-old has sold out more than 30 shows already on his world tour, including Lincoln Hall last Friday night in Chicago. His “I Met You When I Was 18” tour has become a home for the younger generations impacted by his music. Lauv created a campaign called “my blue throughs” that has been an interactive art piece across his tour enabling followers and fans, in person and online, to be given a place to write freely and openly, anonymous or not, about whatever they want. The notes range from carefree to heavy-hearted; a note dotted with lipstick stains, and written under “please don’t clone me”, to the thoughts of how people feel in the rain, love declarations and many more paragraphs written on tiny pieces of lined paper. You can read a few or submit your own through here.

Last Friday night kicked off with Jeremy Zucker, a 20-year-old attending Colorado College, taking the semester off to tour with Lauv. His energy had the room dancing in the bright lights to his hit songs “‘Bout It” and “Talk is Overrated”. Before the glow of the “V” with a slanted line across the top with its neon-esque, blue glow lit up the stage as Lauv entered. He continued the energy that night playing to the sold crowd at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall.

A highlight of the show was the crowd spelling out “T-E-N-D-I-E-S”, much to the obsession of chicken tenders Lauv has created over the hype of an anticipated single that has been posted to social media titled “Love Me Tender” complete with cover art of chicken tenders. The crowd got the chance to sing with him during the song “Paris In The Rain” and “Like Me Better”. All and all, the interactions with the crowd felt more as of a reuniting of old friends than a musician to fans.

Bella Del Muro
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23-year-old viral pop star Lauv performs to a sold out crowd at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall (with Jeremy Zucker)

Lauv: a young, up-and-coming voice as we move forward into a new time in music and artistry. His first hit was “The Other”, written shortly after a break-up in 2014, which quickly went viral, gaining attention on Spotify’s “Hot 100”.

Immediately after, he followed up with “Questions” featuring Travis Mill, and “I Like Me Better”, reaching #1 on Billboard “Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles”. His latest release became an unofficial anti-Valentines Day anthem, entitled “Getting Over You”, was dropped on February 14th.

The 23-year-old has sold out more than 30 shows already on his world tour, including Lincoln Hall last Friday night in Chicago. His “I Met You When I Was 18” tour has become a home for the younger generations impacted by his music. Lauv created a campaign called “my blue throughs” that has been an interactive art piece across his tour enabling followers and fans, in person and online, to be given a place to write freely and openly, anonymous or not, about whatever they want. The notes range from carefree to heavy-hearted; a note dotted with lipstick stains, and written under “please don’t clone me”, to the thoughts of how people feel in the rain, love declarations and many more paragraphs written on tiny pieces of lined paper. You can read a few or submit your own through here.

Last Friday night kicked off with Jeremy Zucker, a 20-year-old attending Colorado College, taking the semester off to tour with Lauv. His energy had the room dancing in the bright lights to his hit songs “‘Bout It” and “Talk is Overrated”. Before the glow of the “V” with a slanted line across the top with its neon-esque, blue glow lit up the stage as Lauv entered. He continued the energy that night playing to the sold crowd at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall.

A highlight of the show was the crowd spelling out “T-E-N-D-I-E-S”, much to the obsession of chicken tenders Lauv has created over the hype of an anticipated single that has been posted to social media titled “Love Me Tender” complete with cover art of chicken tenders. The crowd got the chance to sing with him during the song “Paris In The Rain” and “Like Me Better”. All and all, the interactions with the crowd felt more as of a reuniting of old friends than a musician to fans.

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