Submitted by Jonathan Tease
On March 26, New Orleans born singer/song writer, Lucky Daye, made a stop in The Valley for his 26-city Candy Drip tour. The show was held at The Van Buren in Downtown Phoenix where Daye performed in front of a packed house along side fellow R&B phenom Joyce Wrice. Both Lucky Daye and Joyce Wrice performed songs from their new albums “Candy Drip” and “Overgrown” respectively.
Lucky Daye’s music – much like his vocal ability – covers a wide range. Yet on Candy Drip the artist demonstrates he can still expand his sound. “NWA” contains one of the album’s limited features (Lil’ Durk) mixing trap drums with island sounds. And the lead single, “Over” samples Musiq Soulchild’s “Can’t Leave You Alone” but offers a contrarian perspective on the subject.
His show took us on a journey as he played new suggestive singles like “Guess” and “F****n Sound” further revealing a new layer to his music – one the ladies seem to enjoy. However, he also revisited songs like “Misunderstood” from his Painted album which gave us somber, contemplative vibes during the shelter in place order of 2020. As well as classics such as “Roll Some Mo” that won over his core fans.
Perhaps what makes Lucky Daye such a phenomenal artist is that besides the purity of his voice, his connection with his fans is a real one. One attendee who flew in to celebrate their birthday shared her story. “This time last year I was going through a difficult time, but I had his music on repeat and it helped me get through it.” Surely she isn’t the only person with this story. Anyone can relate to the passion and emotion he pours into his performance and it clearly moves his fan’s move at a deeper level.
Jonathan Tease is a storytelling expert turned real estate agent. He is on a mission to help build communities through homeownership and is passionate about connecting with business owners, community leaders, and being a man of the people.