Entering the black-light hallway at Music Hall of Williamsburg always creates a sense of excitement and bewilderment. Splitting into two staircases, you get to choose you own adventure.
The beauty of MHOW is the electric and cool crowd that it brings in, dimmed in red lights we waited for Two Feet, the project of Harlem based band. The whole set was performed in the sexiest of red lighting – the type you’d find in a burlesque show or a speakeasy. The best part was the vibrations felt throughout the venue as the song hit a heavy bass line. Two Feet performed songs from their First Steps EP which quickly became the crowd’s favorites and did a sultry, electro cover of Bill Wither’s Ain’t No Sunshine.
The most special part to me was being able to close my eyes and let go for an instant and feel not only the vibrations but the meaning behind the lyrics. Two Feet’s music really is crush worthy for new listeners and their Instagram is visually addicting and mysterious.
As we ventured into the basement for another beer, the crowd started swarming in to the front and center in anticipation for JAIN, French singer-songwriter who has captivated everyone with her catchy, upbeat songs and style – it’s almost impossible not become smitten with her. Jain is quite the globe trekker by the way of France, Dubai, and Congo – there’s no limit to her increasing world domination. Her music videos are enough to keep you visually hooked with trippy sceneries along with lucid dreaming references.
As Jain appeared in a white-collared, black dress, as if inspired by Wednesday Addams – with a cheeky smile she began her set and the rest is history. Playing songs like “Come” and the captivating “Makeba” having everyone shouting and singing “ooh wee.” Jain is definitely an artist to catch if you want to dance like no one’s watching which is exactly what we did on the second floor balcony at MHOW.
Together, Two Feet and Jain were a force to be reckoned by making our Saturday extra special.
Article: Karen Silva
Photos: Kevin W. Condon