In what she considered her “brunch set”, the French-Korean singer delivered a tidal wave of sound in her grandiose ACL debut. The versatile musician, also a tattoo artist, took to the Miller Lite stage at Zilker Park at noon, kicking off day two of ACL with an enchanting performance.
With a band consisting of a bassist, drummer and singer, herself alternating between guitar and ukulele, the group flooded the small audience with an impressive wall of sound, sending bass lines and dramatic drum beats through the crowd.
The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter continues to make waves in the bedroom pop scene with her genre-bending tonal additions to music. In her set, the multi-instrumentalist showcased a wide variety of songs, from the gritty rock track “Grade A” to the groovy, psychedelic French hip-swinger “Calvaire.” With a charming set that gripped the audience almost instantly with a smooth, natural beat, the spill tab created a performance that was both liberating and energetic.
With ethereal siren-like croons reminiscent of Billie Eilish and grungy, rock-‘n’-roll belts, the spill tab gave listeners a thrilling sonic performance. Her hit “Cotton Candy” particularly showcased her vocal variety, providing listeners with a delicate, sugar-coated sound. She notably led this fan favorite with a sweet acoustic cover of “Yeah!” of Usher. which left the crowd laughing and merrily singing along to the early 2000s club hit.
The three-piece band provided a conversation set with the intimate crowd, frequently talking among themselves about mundane topics like what they did in the morning and their activities the night before. These interactions reflected an undeniable chemistry that translated well into the band’s musical performance. At one point, the spill tab asked the bassist and drummer to improvise some funky filler music while she quickly tuned her guitar, a request that served as true testament to their abilities to always play in sync. the ones with the others.
Before diving into the heartbreaking indie-rock song “Splinter,” the bassist even made sure to remind attendees that “It’s okay not to be okay,” which resonated with the audience and created a memorable and comforting. Overall, every interaction throughout the duration of the set felt authentic. Full of comedic commentary, the spill tab evoked genuine excitement and honest discussion with the crowd, giving fans insight into the band’s personalities.