- 02 Jul 23
Pop princess, Anne-Marie, brought a slew of tunes, new and old, to an eager Longitude crowd - unmatched in energy, as per usual!
Gracing the stage for her early evening Longitude main stage slot, British singer-songwriter, Anne-Marie, brought her signature form of energetic pop to an eagerly awaiting crowd, surprisingly coming on stage to a somewhat orchestral instrumental. Quickly this moved to the beat of her February 2023 single, 'SAD B!TCH', which the crowd responded to immediately.
Donned in a sparkly and polka-dotted mini-dress, the singer showed off her recently debuted dark mane - a striking difference to her usual ice blonde gruaig.
Immediately following her first track, the musician greeted the crowd, a typical Anne-Marie show of gratitude that never goes a-miss. Of course, the singer was met with a fantastic reception, demonstrating why she loves Irish crowds.
The Brit moved into her popular debut album track, 'Alarm', much to the audience's glee. Typical Anne-Marie over-exaggerated facial expressions and dance moves took over the stage, leaving the crowd unable to do anything but dance and sing along. Keeping this energy up, the singer moved into '2002' - possibly her most well known track. The crowd echoed AM's lyrics: "Oops I got/99 problems/singing bye bye bye/hold up."
"How's everyone doing out there?" the singer asked, receiving screaming affirmations in response. "I love this festival so much," AM added, bouncing into her track 'Our Song', sadly minus Irish heart-throb, Niall Horan.
From a fan favourite to a new release, the singer described the next track as "kind of country." Released on June 23, featuring the legendary Shania Twain, the musician introduced her new track: "Let’s get our country on and let’s get a bit 'UNHEALTHY'."
After giving the crowd their fill of country pop magic, the singer turned her mind to the next track. "This next one is for anyone that had to say goodbye to someone and found it really hard... as you can tell im totally over it," the singer laughed, adding, "it's saying bye to someone who's no longer useful to your life." Of course, this explanation preceeded 'Ciao, Adios'. The musician encouraged the crowd to sing along, leaving gaps for them to fill in.
One of her earliest hits, 'Rockabye', was up after, a song by Clean Bandit, also featuring Sean Paul. "This one's for all the single parents and for all the people who were brought up by single parents," the singer stated. At this point in the set, this was the loudest single along from the crowd, by far. "That's what I'm fucking talking about," the singer exclaimed.
'Don't Play' followed, with her recent remix of 'Baby Don't Hurt Me' closely after.
Ahead of the next track, the musician got the crowd extremely hyped, saying: "Get on shoulders, do whatever the fuck you want! Let's go crazy." The viral TikTok song 'Psycho' followed, with the audience giving the track their everything.
"I love you so fucking much," Anne-Marie screamed, after singing her closing track, 'Friends'.
Unsurprisingly, the singer wowed the audience - coming away as one of the top performances of Longitude's opening day. With many more appearances set for the pop princess on Irish soil, we're excited to see her at both Indiependence and on her UNHEALTHY tour in November, after the release of her third album on July 28.
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