The Ego Death tour from The Internet is apt naming; being in the audience for a sold out Highline Ballroom show was a symbiotic event. The album itself is expressive, personal and marks a real advancement in song writing by lead singer/writer Syd the Kid, at its core she shows us her side of the cycle of love and relationships.
Syd wanted the crowd to participate in the enticement, infatuation, or scorn, that filled the singles they performed, whether it was encouragement to repeatedly chant ‘You f*cked up’ along to Just Sayin’/I Tried, some personal serenading, or simply just fulfilling her wish to see us dance during a interval – the energy was on high.
Coming from such a break-out collective OFWGKTA that musically seems to be stagnating after making such a huge impact, The Internet are developing their own character, with jazz sounds heavily supplied by Matt Martians, and the soulful vocals of Syd tha Kid, yet it still retains this youthful kind of radical spirit when playing live.
Refreshing, unique, and ever evolving, experiencing The Internet live feels like the beginning of a long-term musical relationship, one that won’t leave you bored on the sidelines.
Article: Jacques Lang