Lit at Koko
Lit are not new to the music scene, their comeback arrives after almost a decade and it’s marked by last year’s release of the band’s fifth album The View from the Bottom. The title is certainly emblematic as in 2009 one of the members passed away. Anyhow, whatever the reasons for being away from the scenes for so long, it seems that finally the group is ready to kick back in and, considering the show they held at Koko on Thursday, they are still in great shape.
Proof is immediately given as the act starts off with a bang. The first couple of songs are excellent mood-setters, highly energetic and engaging. C’mon sees singer Jay Papoff further exciting the crowd, already giving its best singing the chorus out loud. The big hit Lipstick & Bruises ultimately captivates the audience, though the concert is not even halfway through. People just go wild, moving like a rolling wave in a compact mass.
Not even the technical difficulties experienced by the bass player can smother the ecstasy; some fans begin to murmur but instead of complaining they decide to encourage a prompt solution chanting “Hey! Ho! Let’s go!”
When eventually the problems are sorted out, Lit play Over My Head and there’s no more doubt that the gig is a complete success. Some people simply jump up and down, others start a mosh pit – not a soul stands still though. The gig goes on keeping the same pace and attitude, only slowing down a few times to let the emotional power of the ballads sink in. This is true for new tracks such as She Don’t Know but especially for what is probably the band’s most famous song Miserable – enough said.
The concert is an escalation of euphoria and at the end Papoff even invites some lucky and brave fans on stage to mess around celebrating the event, which at this point looks more like a big, joyous party. My Own Worst Enemy is further validation for Lit’s return. It must be said, however, that all the songs – oldies like Zip-Lock as well as brand new tracks like Miss You Gone – are equally enjoyed by the audience. Another remarkable thing is that the performance is of an outstanding quality; all of the tunes were executed impeccably and sound even better live than on record. Totally recommended.
Photo: Rita Vicinanza
For further information and future events visit Lit’s website here.
Watch the video for The Broken here: