Yesterday, (April 22), LP has played her second to the last concert, at Joy Eslava in Madrid, Spain. Now, a little bit of trivia, the concert venue began life as a theatre in 1871 but is now known for music sessions. It has a floor area of over 2,000 square metres with four different levels for the public and additional spaces for workshops, dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, etc.
In recent years it has become established as one of Madrid’s cult concert venues, a favourite with artists, who like the intimate atmosphere and proximity to the audience. The last one was very evident at some short videos or pictures shared after LP’s concert. My favourite one so far is this one, as LP takes a phone from her fan and records herself while singing.
Now, I will give my voice to Concha – a friend whom I’ve met through LP community, who was able to travel to Madrid and to feel the atmosphere of the concert. It was her big dream, and I am very happy she could fulfil it. And I do hope LP will read her words…
Concha writes: “People who lined up at the door of Joy Eslava not only were from Madrid. Many had taken a train or a plane just to watch her. But this trip, it was much more than that. In the queue you could easily recognize hunters and gold-diggers searching for a heart of gold (like Neil Young used to sing) who no longer need to keep looking for it, because they have found it by now. All of us have found HER. Our diamond, our gem. Young and not-so-young, dragging friends and husbands, to share their most precious treasure, willing to shout her name from the rooftops”.
“Among these peoples was a large group —including myself— of wounded souls, who came directly from that land called sorrow, filled with suffering, or just souls who forgot what it was to truly feel alive. All those people have found their hope in her. While queuing, they were writing letters, drawing her face with the dream of hand over them (like Noah, a nice french girl who is studying to be a vet in Madrid)”.
“LP —always so humble— is not aware of having written with “Lost on you” the anthem of an entire generation. For her fans not only it is impossible to choose only one LP song (every single is a hit), but what she does with her songs could be called “alchemy”. Thanks to her music and LP herself, with her energy, we celebrate life with its highs and lows, and we all feel fortunate to receive that legacy”. Concha, as I said erlier, beautifully written and thank you for sharing your words with us.
For videos of LP’s Madrit concert, please check the Facebook of her Madrid fanclub, just click here. Today, quite early in the morning LP was already back in London. She has given an interview at BBC Radio 2 during the Michael Ball Show.
|via BBC Radio 2 – click on pic to be redirected|
LP also performed two songs, first being ‘Lost On You’ and second one, on special request of her interviewer. She sung a cover of ‘Landslide’ by Fleetwood Mac, which she just learnt earlier today. She was a bit nervous but she sung it beautifully. It’s a wonderful song and I’m happy to hear it in LP’s version, as she always gives her very own unique twist. You can hear the whole podcast by clicking here. Tomorrow LP will play her last concert of this tour at KOKO, but she will stay in UK for a bit to do some promo stuff.