Jennylee at the Echoplex in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA for Night One of Love You Down Fest. 2/7/2019. (Photo: Derrick K. Lee, Esq. | Blurred Culture)
Aside from headlining both nights (with a different set list each night), all four of the artists in Warpaint took to the stage for their own special sets and solo appearances throughout the two-day event. Jennylee headlined her own solo set Thursday night, featuring tense and moody beats, atmospheric sounds and her signature heavy bass lines.
She was completely consumed by her music, as she would croon meditative phrases into the mic as her backing band played spacey, angsty tunes, such as “never.” She repeatedly confessed her nerves, mentioning “Emily [Kokal]’s not here to talk to for me” with a laugh. As a visceral performer, she jumped around throughout her set and was constantly visibly moved by the music. She was a thrill to watch as she mesmerizingly sang originals like “boom boom,” where she sings, “It’s society, it’s a sign / If you see me, move my body / That’s a sign too…”