Indigo De Souza thrills in Brooklyn

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The rising Asheville indie rocker delivered a raw, powerful set at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Indigo De Souza made her long awaited debut at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn for two sold out nights April 21 and 24. The shows were originally scheduled back in January but canceled due COVID. The setlist slid through a range of songs off her first record I Love My Mom as well as hits from her newest album Any Shape You Take, which cracked our Top 50 Albums of 2021 list. 

Impose Magazine is no stranger to Indigo De Souza, getting the chance to talk with her back in the summer about her release of Any Shape You Take. In conversation, De Souza is wise beyond her years and seamlessly in touch with her emotions. On stage, she relishes in her music almost as if no one else is in the room getting lost in a song or note or guitar riff. Indigo De Souza is raw – and while this won’t be the first time the word “raw” is used to describe music, it feels that the word raw truly belongs to her and her live performances.  Her voice is as painfully good live as it is in recording, somehow holding so much emotion and feeling in the words she sings, howling and belting the conclusions of songs.

From the poppy “Hold U” to the grungy “What Are We Gonna Do Now?” De Souza brought the room across the borders of her discography. The show closed with lead-single from Any Shape You Take, “Kill Me,” while the crowd screamed back to her, “Tell them that I wasn’t having much fun.” It will always be pleasantly surprising to go to a show and witness hundreds of people singing along to morbid lyricism, a collective sense of both cynicism and love. To conclude the performance De Souza announced that she and the band wouldn’t be doing an encore, insinuating how inauthentic they felt on the bands side of things – an interesting take away nonetheless since encores have become the most expected part of the performance. De Souza will be going back on tour with Vundabar starting in September. 

Photo by Kelly Kerrigan