Duffy performed a private set (thanks to iHeartRadio) for contest winners, industry and press at the PC Richard & Son Theater in New York City. Our writer Sophia Hepheastou was there. Check out what she thought of the show below and head over to http://www.iheartradio.com/mediaplayer/?station=IHM-IP&action=stripped&item=20611733 for videos from the show!
Head to toe in black with a high- pitched, innocently, sweet sounding voice, Duffy took the stage at the PC Richardâ€™s stage last week. Her soulful woozy vocals paired with slinky violinists and a full band created a romantic intimate feeling for the packed 200 person venue. She opened up with â€œWell Well Wellâ€ lightly swaying her hips and snapping to the track. Next up was â€œDonâ€™t Forsake Me,â€ a track which she emphasized represents â€œthe story of her life.â€ There was a timeless quality to the track, bringing back the glam vibe embodied in the 50sâ€”the only thing missing was some backup dancers with coordinated dance moves in matching taffeta dresses. With creeping guitar parts and languid violins she sang, â€œEndlesslyâ€ and then picked up the tempo channeling a 70s groove session with an upbeat cover track of Freda Payneâ€™s â€œBand of Gold.â€ Duffyâ€™s performance closed with â€œMercy,â€ a familiar track allowing her to open up, get comfy and actually dance around. Eager fans mouthed lyrics to the chorus and danced along, begging not for mercy, but for more tunes.