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Youth Music's Give a Gig Week: Jordan Stephens

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Jordan Stephens, psykhi and Pritt

Photos: Jonathan Williams

Singer-songwriter Jordan Stephens closed Give a Gig Week with an exuberant performance. Support came from Youth Music NextGen Pritt, and punk rap artist, psykhi.

Youth Music's Give a Gig Week came to a close on Sunday 2nd April with a sold-out show at The Lower Third in Soho, London.

Youth Music NextGen R&B artist, Pritt, opened the show, delighting the crowd by playing a wealth of her songs, both old and new.

The South London Tamil singer-songwriter vibed on recent singles 'You Mine' and 'Home', as well as 'You Love' and of course, her viral single 'Unakkul Naane'.

One of Youth Music's Ones to Watch for 2023, on top of her own musical career, Pritt also has her own show on the BBC Asian Network, showcasing South Indian and Tamil talent from around the world. 

Next up was psykhi, a rising Ghanaian-London talent, who dished out his own sonic blend of psychedelia, punk, grunge and rap.

Hand-selected by headliner Jordan Stephens to perform on the night, psykhi played a number of his tunes, including the popular single, 'Rat Poison', and new track, 'White Picket Fence', amongst others.

Headlining the night was the one and only Jordan Stephens. By this point, the crowd were fired up from Pritt and psykhi's spectacular sets, and welcomed Jordan with whoops and cheers.

Jordan entered the stage to a pensive audio clip from 'Encounters at the End of the World' by German director Werner Herzog, in which he questions the insanity of penguins. Jordan, who is known for his open and honest mental health advocacy, as well as his music, then went on to explain the significance of the clip, before launching into 'TEACH ME', one of his most popular tracks.

Throughout his 10-track set, Jordan gave a masterclass in audience participation, vibing energetically on stage and riffing with the crowd. It seemed that everyone in the sold-out room knew all the words to Jordan's songs. One fan even travelled from New Zealand to catch the show.

Jordan played a number of tracks from his latest album, 'Let Me Die Inside You', including 'Shake!', 'Son Of A Gun', 'Feel Joy' and 'Big Bad Mood', closing the show with his most recent release 'TELL THE TRUTH!'

A big thanks to the Youth Music NextGen creatives who were on hand to capture everything that went down - Jonathan the photographer, Steph the videographer, and TikToker, Issy, who is also a Youth Music NextGen fund recipient.

Until 2024!