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Concert Review: Goldlink lights up Heaven

Without a doubt, Goldlink is one of the most underrated artists our right now. With projects like The God Complex, And After That, We Didn’t Talk and At What Cost under his belt, the Washington D.C. native has solidified himself as a force to be reckoned with. As this was my first time seeing Goldlink perform live, I went into the concert with an open mind and high expectations. Thankfully, he didn’t disappoint! Check out some of my personal highlights from the gig below:
 
The set list was jam-packed 
 
Some artists do not care if they don’t play you all of their hits. Goldlink is not one of those artists, and you can tell just by looking at his set list. With At What Cost being his latest release, it came as no surprise that his set was dedicated to delivering epic performances of tracks including “Summertime”, “Meditation” and “Crew,” which he performed a whopping three times! But Goldlink also didn’t neglect to play fan favourites like “Late Night”, “Palm Trees” and “See I Miss,” which went down a treat with the crowd.

 
He kept the party vibe going
 
Most artists only want to keep you entertained with a night solely filled with cuts from their own catalog. However, Goldlink kept the party going with parts of his set dedicated to playing some of his personal favourite records. “U Don’t Have To Call” by Usher, “No Problem” by Chance The Rapper, as well as current anthem “KMT” by Giggs and Drake, kept the party vibes going throughout the night. In all honesty, it felt like a rave more than a regular concert, which I LOVED!
 
Masego was an added bonus
 
Before arriving at the venue, one of the main questions asked was “will Goldlink bring out a special guest?” Of course, with the show taking place in London, speculation was rife that it may be a UK artist. However, what we did get was a very special appearance from Masego. If you’re a Goldink fan, then you’re more than likely a Masego fan too, so his appearance was an added treat. Also celebrating his birthday, Goldlink turned it into memorable moment by getting the crowd to sing happy birthday to Masego too.
 
 
 
The pacing was perfect
 
At some concerts, there’s no avoiding that dreaded slump. You know that part of the gig when artist’s run through most of their hits and the filler tracks start to kick in before the big finale.  However, this simply wasn’t the case with Goldlink. Throughout his set, he kept energies high and gave us enough time to enjoy each track before transitioning to the next one. So much so, that when it came time for the final curtain call, I was left wanting to hear even more from the D.C. rapper.
 
Photo Credit: Billboard
 

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