Asaf Avidan had his first show in Oslo at John Dee on May 3rd.
Foto: Sadan Ekdemir
Asaf Avidan is a skinny and tall Israeli singer-songwriter With lowlights on stage, he appeared on his carpet and his acoustic guitar, and opens the night with No Stone Unturned. His unique timid voice started to captivate the small venue immediately. Without a break, he played three more songs, including Gold Shadow and To Love Another.
After the song Holding on to yesterday (even the song titles show his depth in his lyrics, by the way), he finally took a break from the songs and greeted the audience. Shortly after he mentioned that he’s been sick throughout his tour. He is coughing constantly, but somehow he manages to sing all the songs.
His voice is very special, it’s high-pitched, it’s touching and poignant.
His voice is very special, it’s high-pitched, it’s touching and poignant. His music can be a bit demanding and may not be for everyone. His «naked» voice somehow puts out the meaning of his deep lyrics as well. I believe anyone with a heart or past memories would find something to resonate with. During he study on falling, the song which also gives the name to his tour and last album title, he also used the looper to create sample tracks and play different instruments than just the guitar.
Relaxed and comfortable
I would like to personally thank him for being so open with his heart to his audience, remaining honest, deep and wise.
In the encore, he asked for request songs, and played his deep and depressing masterpiece, The labyrinth song.
It was a remarkable show this Thursday night at John Dee. I would like to personally thank him for being so open with his heart to his audience, remaining honest, deep and wise. Furthermore, I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for cozy and melancholic evening music.
Asaf Avidan @ John Dee: 9 / 10