Chance the Rapper holds concert in empty Ralph Lauren store, fans speechless at 'drastic change' in his voice
Chance the Rapper gave fans a treat today on September 14, with a special live concert. Performing virtually from Ralph Lauren Chicago Flagship Store, Chance sang and rapped his way through his favorite tracks from mixtapes 'Acid Rap', 'Coloring Book' and album 'The Big Day'. The concert was broadcast live on YouTube for about 30 minutes from 9 pm EST, which saw the rapper performing to scaled back, jazzy versions of tracks like 'Let's Go On The Run', 'Work Out', 'Everything's Good', 'We Go High' and more. The intimate setting and smooth sounds of the music made for some compelling viewing and Chance's singing was notably passionate and skillful. The exclusive concert followed precautions taken for Covid-19 and was performed to no live audience.
Fans who watched the virtual concert were blown away with some saying, "I am speechless." "This sounds so beautiful.." said a fan while another noted, "Yessss love the way Chance switches up his voice." Another fan commented on his vocals, saying, "'His singing has drastically changed." One fan who noticed the rich quality of the concert, shared, "Live album would be fire." Another fan wrote a more personal note, "I changed my life around because of you Chance, I just want to say thank you for that."
Many "encore" comments poured in after the concert and one fan said, "NO IT CAN'T BE OVER :(((((." Several fans couldn't get enough of the show and said they will be rewatching it.
One of the highlights of the show is when Chance spoke personally about his wife thanking her "for just existing, for being who she is" before delivering a powerful performance of 'We Go High'.
According to Vogue, the rapper spoke recently about the concert and its venue. “For this performance, I'm doing a lot of songs I don’t normally do,” Chance said. “Usually when you do a short set of five or six songs, you want to steer towards the more popular songs so everybody feels included. But because the Ralph Lauren store is so nostalgic to me and so intimate as I'm literally playing in an empty, quiet store, I wanted to tone it down and play some songs I'm not used to playing," he explained. "So I'm pretty sure my fans, especially the ones that have been around for a long time, are going to really respect this song selection in the set, and they'll feel this immersive experience that's very calming."
For those needing an idea where those stunning tunes came from, 'Acid Rain' is Chance's second mixtape which released in 2013, 'Coloring Book' is his third mixtape which arrived in 2016, and 'The Big Day' is his debut studio album which dropped in July last year.