It had been almost two months since I had been to a concert. The excitement of seeing live music was on my mind all day. Steele FC was co-headling a show with Charlotte Rose Benjamin at Brooklyn Made that night in celebration of the release of his EP Here Comes (Steele FC) that came out earlier that week.
As Steele and the band set up for their set, I noticed that Steele was the one setting up the drums. I knew he had played the drums for The Britanys in the past but it was still a surprise to see that he was about to play the drums during his set that night. He mentioned he hadn’t played drums live on stage in probably three or four years but the minute he started playing, I could tell that the drumming bug forever lived in his blood.
Steele came out with three layers of Knicks merchandise on which he intended to peel off sporadically throughout the set but he was already down to the third one by the second song. I’m assuming the the excitement from playing the drums that night and the heat from the dozens of lights on stage must have had some influence on that.
There is something about Steele’s music that feels so sunny and warm, like a summer dream. A welcomed feeling for a bitter cold NYC January night. It was easy to tell that the whole crowd collectively felt that same warmth inside Brooklyn Made that night.
The five-song EP that everyone was celebrating that night consists of Steele’s 2021 singles “Cherry” featuring Soko, “Que Sera” and “Ten Thirty” and is rounded it out with “Fantasia” and “Follow the Lead.”
Article/Images: Merissa Blitz