It was the final day of January when Remi Wolf took the stage at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom; the line to get into the venue wrapped around several blocks and was full of fans buzzing with excitement to see the self proclaimed “thrift store baddie” and one of pop’s most exciting newcomers. Wolf’s debut album Juno – which came out in late 2021 – is a zany, chaotic melting pot of genres like pop, R&B, funk, and electronic that is an absolute blast from start to finish.
While much of her success has come during the pandemic when she wasn’t able to tour, Wolf was recently able to perform at festivals like Life is Beautiful, Firefly, Austin City Limits, and Outside Lands, and has quickly become known for bonkers, high-energy performances that perfectly compliment her music. Her show in Portland was no different, as she bolted on stage like she’d been shot out of a canon while the beginning of Juno‘s opening track “Liquor Store” blasted through the speakers.
The crowd’s energy was just as high as Wolf’s from the jump; they seemed to feed off of each other for the entirety of the show, with one’s energy never dipping below the other. One of the most captivating parts of Wolf’s music is just how fun it is to sing along, and the Portland crowd got to experience this joy along with the singer herself. Tracks like the slinky “Sexy Villain”, the bombastic “Quiet on Set”, and the snappy “Photo ID” have always been full of life, but Wolf brings a whole new dimension to them in a live setting. From start to finish, Wolf showed her distinct point of view, and why she’s one of the most exciting new voices in the world of pop music.
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