Zolita made her way to Boston for a spectacular sold out show at Sonia amidst her first U.S headline tour. Zolita has been making waves in the industry as a queer artist making queer music that her fans have been adoring ever since she started making music. She is an amazing voice for the queer community and her music speaks to a lot of people in the LGBTQ+ community, something we always love to see. She recently released her newest EP Falling Out/Falling In which is some of her best work yet. It features hit songs like “Ruin My Life”, “Crazy Ex”, and “Ashley” .
Fans were eager to see her perform these songs live for the first time and they were certainly in for a treat in Boston. The night got off to a great performance from Lulu Simon who brought the energy and sweet songs. It was refreshing to see her explain before each song the meaning it had to her and why she wrote it, it gave her set that much more meaning to it and why it was such a great choice to have her open the show.
After Lulu’s fantastic set it was time for Zolita to grace the stage. The crowd was ready as ever as Zolita came out onto the stage to the screams of the crowd in excitement. She came out dressed to the nines in a stellar long leather jacket with a sequin outfit on that made her shine. She would make a few outfit changes during the night one of which was a star studded pantsuit combo that was definitely a crowd favorite. Props to her stylist for these fits. Along with the amazing fits she of course sang all of her amazing hits, with a total of 15 songs on the setlist that night. She was backed by her fantastic band consisting of drummer Caitlin Kalafus and guitarist Andrea Ferrero who really brought the energy alongside Zolita.
It was a great mixture of old and new songs in the setlist, even throwing in a cover of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats”- but this time making it “Before She Cheats“, bringing that queer representation that we need. One moment that stood out was when she mixed together her song “Orchard St” and Taylor Swifts’ song “Cornelia Street” to the crowds surprise. I got goosebumps in that moment, the way those two songs fit together and also contrast each other, what a moment. Zolita knows how to put on a mind-blowing show every time she hits the stage and this Boston show definitely showed that. She knows how to work the crowd and makes sure everyone feels welcomed and included in the show, holding hands with fans in the crowd and singing right to their faces. There is never a dull moment at a Zolita show so if you’re looking for the best night with a community of amazing inclusive people then you don’t want to miss out on the next Zolita show!
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Photos by Erin Crowley