The Strokes invite fans to sing ‘Ode To The Mets’ at the Lytham Festival
Last night (July 8), The Strokes performed at the Lytham Festival in Lancashire and during their set, they invited a woman from the audience to sing a lead voice on “Ode To The Mets”.
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Chief woman Julian Casablancas saw the woman – whose name has not yet been revealed – and noticed that he had a sign that said: “Can I sing ‘ODE TO THE METS’ WITH YOU?” Although he was initially reluctant to let her go on stage, citing the overconfidence of some contestants X Factor She was welcomed by Casablancas and relocated to one side of the stage. “I’ll be mad if he sings it better than I do,” he joked.
Going on stage, the woman goes to Casablancas and says something to him in private. She seems to admit that she does not consider herself a good singer, Casablancas replied, “Aren’t you so good a singer? But when I called you up there, you said yes. be humble, right? .. .Can you keep the notes? ” “Okay. Okay. Good luck.”
Walking off the stage, Casablancas joked that he was about to “have a little sex.” The woman then sang instead of Casablancas the entire six minutes of “Ode To The Mets” (which first appeared on The Strokes’ 2020 album “The New Abnormal”). Check out the fan pictures of the performance below:
Returning to the stage, Casablancas asked his colleagues – “the judges” – what they thought of the woman ‘s performance. “Okay,” said rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., While lead guitarist Nick Valensi joked, “No comment.” When the audience started booing loudly at him, Valens said: “I’m Simon Cowell of the group, of course.”
“He gets an A for the effort,” provided bassist Nikolai Fraiture, before drummer Fabrizio Moretti flatly declared “it was a blast!” Casablancas praised himself for his “great effort,” calling the moment “a wonderful memory and a wonderful journey for you.”
However, she seemed to mock her singing ability, continuing, “Should I mention that she’s German? Does it make a difference? Unfortunately she’s not, she doesn ‘t it’s, but we will love it forever, and will it remain … Now, what’s the next song? “
Earlier this week, Casablancas responded to criticism following The Strokes’ performance at this year’s Roskilde festival. According to setlist.fm, their performance started half an hour late and contained “a lot of endlessly twisted Casablancas jokes.”
In a post shared on Instagram deleted since then, Casablancas responded to rumors that he was heavily intoxicated during his performance. “I don’t have enough stuff on Twitter to know what some confused fans are doing or pretending I know,” he wrote, “but I’m okay … as long as I know … people are asking me. strange questions [sic] – ahh the silly side of social media … Lame – Os running so hard and cheap. “
The Strokes are currently touring in support of “The New Abnormal”. Ella Kemp from the NMEcommented on his performance at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona and said that Casablancas showed an “energy fever”, noting that he offered “small talk and jokes and frequent slopes” to fans.
Kemp went on to say that “Casablancas’ s infamous behavior continues [dejaba] room for an impressive musical performance “, affirming that the” power of the sets “was” a denial “and that the set offered a list of” old and new celebrations of the most infectious hits. ” [de la banda]“.