June 30, 2022

LIVE REVIEW: FLETCHER @ o2 Forum Kentish Town

FLETCHER for President.
Photo by Cassie Barnard

American pop star FLETCHER played a sold-out show at the o2 Forum in Kentish Town, London on Sunday night, to end her EU and UK tour with a bang. It was her biggest show up to date, but with talent like that, she’s got even bigger shows ahead of her.

Support for the show came from BRIT-nominated pop singer GRACEY and American singer-songwriter UPSAHL. Is there anything better than a lineup stacked with female artists?

GRACEY sure knows how to warm up a crowd – she got everyone jumping and dancing throughout her set and even played her song Different Things to a sea of phone lights. It could honestly have been her own headline show.

However, UPSAHL wasn’t quite up to the same standard. Her set was pretty boring until she played Lady Jesus, the title track of her debut album. Luckily it picked up after that.

And then it was finally time for FLETCHER. The way the entire crowd absolutely lost it when she got on stage is something to be studied. We had One Direction Infection and Bieber Fever, so what should it be called when it’s for FLETCHER? Feel free to leave a comment with any suggestion.

Photo by Cassie Barnard

The American artist started her set with three of her popular singles (girls girls girls, Forever, and Cherry), which were sung back to her loudly and excitedly from all her adoring fans. Things took a more personal turn after that. She introduced herself using her first name, Cari, and gushed about playing such a big show in front of so many people. Even though she has incredible stage presence and really put on a show, it still felt like she was just performing for some friends whilst hanging out. It’s rare for a show to feel that intimate when the venue isn’t small, but it just shows how much being there meant to Cari.

She continued the show playing songs from her EPs you ruined new york city for me and THE S(EX TAPES) and then took a break from the show to sign people’s boobs while a Tove Lo song was playing. Yes, you read that right. FLETCHER shows will definitely go down in history. She ended the show with an emotional speech (mostly thanking the crowd and those who made this tour happen) and then played another one of her singles, Healing. It was a beautiful night, and it was so clear that it meant a lot to all the artists that performed as well as everyone in the crowd. FLETCHER for President.

Photo by Cassie Barnard