#The1975LiveLounge with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra [★]Sunday, October 02, 2016
"It's a celebration of how far we've come." - Matty Healy (The 1975 frontman)
Indie band The 1975 really has come a long way, and proof of this is the fact that they are the featured artist for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge finale show. And this is not just any other kind of performance, because for this stage, the band was accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (a f*cking legit orchestra! *mindblown*)!
I believe The 1975 is just the perfect band to be accompanied by an orchestra for a show. With the kind of songs they produce, the music is such a match made in heaven! This show became an opportunity for them to play live some of their instrumental tracks from their sophomore album.
The band has been teasing fans about this special show for several weeks. They've been expressing how they are very much looking forward to it. During the rehearsals, they said they've been moved to tears on how wonderful their music sounded with the orchestra. Richard Davis, the orchestra conductor, did a great job in creating the orchestra version score. The identity of the songs were still present, they were just further embellished by the wonderful melody of the orchestra instruments. It was just amazing. Just like what Matty said, it sounded so magical, like a fairytale.
The show was available for streaming (both audio and video) worldwide. I used the BBC iPlayer for the audio, and the BBC Media player for the video (yes I was using two phones!). I knew our internet connection is not that fast, so audio streaming was my best option for a seamless experience of the show. The video part is just a bonus, so that I could see a sneak peek of what was happening on stage.
I was actually anxious that fans would scream too much for the duration of the show, but good thing they didn't. I guess they were briefed on proper orchestra show decorum. :D
|"We are incredibly nervous." - Matty|
Even before the show started, #The1975LiveLounge was already trending worldwide on Twitter! #proudfan
It was really an amazing show, something that would be memorable, both for the band and for the fans. Thanks again The 1975 for making me happy. :D
If you missed the live show, you may still stream it via the BBC iPlayer up until the end of the month.