Souleye and Alanis Morissette are breath-taking at the Tabernacle in Atlanta.
Review by Danielle Boise
Souleye opened for Alanis Morissette on Thursday, October 25 at the historic Tabernacle in the heart of downtown Atlanta to a nearly sold-out crowd. They started the night out with their own brand of hip-hip as they performed “Tools of Divine,” “Spiral,” “Good Company,” “Brother,” “Tragic, ” “If I,” “Ego,” “Light One,” “On & On” and ended with “Revolution.” For more information on Souleye, visit their website at souleye.net.
Alanis Morissette started her performance off by singing “I Remain” behind the stage before making her grand entrance with “Woman Down.” She sprinted back and forth across the stage for the majority of the show, giving and interacting with the jammed pack “Tabby” as the throng of fans sang along to the majority of the set. The set included a nice mix of new material off Morissette’s August 28 release, Havoc and Bright Lights, as well as older material that put Morissette on the musical map more than 15 years ago. Morissette utilized not only her voice, but the harmonica and guitar as well as she got completely lost in the music she was singing. It was two hours of unabashed love pouring from the all-age crowd as artist and fans lived in the moment of pure delight.
Morissette performed “All I Really Want” followed by “You Learn,” “Guardian,” “Mary Jane,” “Spiral,” “Right Through You,” “So Pure,” “Ironic,” “Havoc,” “Head Over Feet,” “Lens,” “I Remain,” the utterly haunting “Uninvited,” the song that drew out every person in attendance, “You Ought to Know” and ended the regular set with “Numb.”
Morissette came back on stage for the first of two encore sets. The first encore set was the first time where it felt like Morissette took a moment and connected with the audience in an intimate way as she did more of a sit down, acoustic set. She and only a few members of her band returned to the “Tabby’s” stage to perform “Hand in My Pocket,” “Joining You,” and the hidden track on Morissette’s first album Little Jagged Pill which every fan connects with on a personal level, “Your House.” She left the stage for a brief moment before returning for one last song which was the perfect way to wrap up the evening with “Thank You.”
Alanis Morissette was breath-taking to see as she performed from a truly raw and real place. If you get a chance, she is a must to see live. Morissette doesn’t open up on stage like other artists, rather she allows her lush lyrics to do all for her. For more information in Alanis Morissette, visit alanis.com.