Powerful! VÉRITÉ at Concord Music Hall (April 20, 2017)

VÉRITÉ is an electro-pop band from New York. They are fronted by Kelsey Byrne. Her strong stage presence and music is similar to Meg Myers. They both use powerful confessional lyrics such as “And we can fall in love for the weekend” on “Weekend”.

Their cover of “Somebody Else” by The 1975 is introduced by Byrne saying “This song is not mine.” It’s true she didn’t write the song, but she has reinterpreted the song and really made it her own. It is one of the highlights of her set. “I don’t want your body, but I hate to think about you with somebody else. Our love has gone cold, you’re intertwining your soul with somebody else.”


They close with “Phase Me Out”, a song about a slow breakup. “Don’t you want to stay here, or do you want to phase me out? Don’t you want to lay here, or would you rather do without?” Byrne sings with great emotion which makes her live performances excellent.

See their setlists here.

Quinn Delaney

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