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Echosmith is one of the more unique music groups to be out in the industry right now. The band was originally a quartet consisting of four siblings – one sister, four brothers – before one of the brothers, Jamie Sierota, decided to leave the band in 2016. However, the remaining trio Sierotas decided to continue their musical pursuits. Since Jamie’s departure, Echosmith has released a second full-length album with a respective North American tour.
The month long tour spanned across the United States and ended in Hollywood, California at the historical Fonda Theatre, making it a closing hometown show (the siblings are from Chino).
The band opened with 18 from their Inside a Dream EP released in 2017. The opening song set up the perfect mood for the show: pop, upbeat, head-bopping and a flashback to an iconic teenhood age.
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“This song is all about the struggle of the in between time when you just we’re underage to being your own real life adult..it’s about growing up and leaving home and becoming you really want to be,” wrote the band on a Genius annotation of the song.
The crowd was a mix of young and old(er), the youngest being probably ten and the oldest their parents. A majority of the demographic, however, was between 16 to mid-20’s. Without a doubt, 18 set an interesting tone for the audience. About half could truly relate to the themes of the song. A fourth could only see it as an impending “doom” and the rest a nostalgic look back at at their own tumultuous times.
This inclusive song was a perfect opening and a great transition to Let’s Love, a more guitar-heavy song that displays as much rock as it does pop. The jam is reminiscent of high school love; a ballad about loving whilst young.
Without a doubt, Echosmith is catered to a middle school/high school to young adults crowd. Take it as a Carly Rae Jepsen meets Paramore with a dash of MisterWives. They are unmistakably fun and energetic, aided by the natural on-stage chemistry that accompanies performing with siblings.
In complete bluntness, I did not know what to make of the trio going into the live show. I only knew their 2013 hit, Cool Kids, which shot to the top of Billboard charts shortly after its release. Since then, their other releases have charted millions of streams on Spotify. Cool Kids has reached 293 million streams, Bright has 127 million and Over My Head has 10.6 million. Without a doubt, Echosmith has a dedicated, expansive base of fans. And after seeing them live, its easy to say why. Sydney radiates an energetic, maternal-like energy to her audience. And the other Sierota brothers manage to share the stage energy, especially Noah who is more mobile on the bass. It’s almost like watching your own siblings playing around on the stage.
Seeing Echosmith live made being shot in the face with a wad of confetti worth it.
Find me at your local concert!