Lucky Daye Brings His ‘Painted’ Soul To NPR Music’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

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Lucky Daye‘s name is on everyone’s lips right now, and that’s for good reason because his debut album Painted is in everyone’s ears, too. We haven’t been able to stop playing the Bounce-Worthy project here at SBHQ since its release on Friday. Our obsession continues with today’s premiere of his Tiny Desk Concert filmed at NPR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Joined by a 10-piece band, which featured a 4-piece horn section and Painted‘s executive producer Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II on bass, Lucky Daye came equipped to impress and wasted no time in doing so. After expressing how nice it was to be at NPR, he began his set with “Roll Some Mo,” the song that put him on the map and many a “Best Of” list last year. His crooning was as smooth as the song itself, and the live horns were a splendid touch. In between songs, he shouted out the band and referred to Painted as “a window to my heart,” which he then proceeded to pour out on the melancholy ballad “Misunderstood.”

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After “Misunderstood” he acknowledged that this was actually his first live performance of the track with a band, and he was geeked that they pulled it off. For his final feat of the day, Lucky got the party started with the groove “Late Night.” The band picked up the tempo while his background vocalists delivered tight harmonies to complement his versatile, confident vocals. “Late Night” ended Lucky Daye’s Tiny Desk Concert on a high note, and he happily celebrated his performance to loud applause before the camera faded to black.

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