Review+Photos: Verite, Sept. 3
Written by joe on September 4, 2017
VÉRITÉ returns to Portland on September 3 and is welcomed by a sold out Doug Fir Lounge, and an audience of new and old fans. This was her first headlining tour, and show in Portland, since the release of her debut album Somewhere in Between.
After being to a few sold out shows at Doug Fir, this show felt especially packed and crowded. The lounge features a lower area in front of the stage, and an upper lounge with a full bar in the back. Typically crowds are spread out between the two, but VÉRITÉ’s show was different. The audience packed the lower area, little room was left to move among people, and hardly anyone was seen in the back bar or sitting in the lounge. The entire audience was fully engaged, dancing, singing, and fully experiencing VÉRITÉ’s incredible set.
Back to headlining and selling out her own shows, VÉRITÉ shines bright in her sequence outfit under the Doug Fir lighting, and clearly has the best time performing in front of her own audience. The huge production and instruments behind her music, and her powerful, captivating voice filled the Doug Fir throughout the set. VÉRITÉ focused her energy and attention to the music, with little talking between songs and instead going strait into a new track as one ended.
VÉRITÉ’s set mostly featured songs off Somewhere in Between, which makes sense as it is the Somewhere in Between Tour. It also featured her cover of The 1975’s “Somebody Else,” which currently has over 75 million streams and has been featured on many online blogs. Fans were also treated to their favorite tracks off her EP’s, including: “Rest”, “Weekend”, “Living”, and “Underdressed.”