Review: Sub Urban Impresses at Schubas

Dealing with viral fame at just 19 years old is no easy task. For Sub Urban, however, it seems like a breeze. The singer-songwriter and producer, known for his hit single “Cradles,” handled his rise to fame with ease and charm. The singer delighted the crowd with that laidback charm when he performed his first ever live show for a packed, but intimate crowd at Schubas Tavern.

Sub Urban performed his first-ever show for the Chicago audience gathered compactly in the Schubas showroom. Supported onstage by only two other instrumentalists on the drums and guitar and his own sound production pad, the singer’s energy was abundant and palpable.

Despite being an up and coming artist with a limited discography of four published songs, that didn’t stop Sub Urban from throwing an impressive performance like a pro. The singer opened his set with his most recent single, the gritty and hypnotic “Isolate.” To make up for a sparse discography, the singer previewed a plethora of unreleased gems, including “Freak Show,” “Fallin Forward,” “Cirque,” and “Dropout,” all songs with a catchy beat and alluring bit of darkness that are sure to be hits once released. Albeit a rather short concert, the show wrapping up just under 45 minutes, Sub Urban’s first show was fun and memorable.

There’s something special about witnessing something for the first time. Being able to see Sub Urban’s first headlining concert was like taking a glimpse into a future full of potential, possibilities, and growth for the singer. With over 50 million views and counting, the craze for “Cradles” doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. It’s clear that Sub Urban is only getting started.

To get more acquainted with the singer, check out his interview with Genius, where he deconstructs the meaning and creative process for “Cradles” below. Keep in touch with the latest updates on Sub Urban through his Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

You can listen to him through Spotify

Pearl Shin
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