If Marc Jacobs, Coco Chanel and Louis Vuitton stitched their proficiency and perfection into songs instead of haute couture garments, they would sound just as seamless as KT Tunstall’s live performance.
This past Saturday at Granada Theater, Tunstall played a solo performance showcasing newly recorded, fingerpicked songs from her upcoming EP, The Scarlet Tulip. “Confide in me darling/ for secrets are rocket fuel,” she sings on her new song, “Patience,” an open-hearted lullaby that resonates from her stunning lower register. Tunstall proved she’s a legit badass musician by showing off her guitar skills during “Madame Trudeaux” and “Push That Knot Away” from 2010 album Tiger Suit.
In her Scottish accent, Tunstall thanked the Dallas audience for listening intently to her new material. “It’s what every single musician dreams of,” she said of the audience paying attention during the “quiet songs.” She later asked everyone to make some noise on the “louder songs,” such as hit “Black Horse & The Cherry Tree,” a mashup with the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”
What everyone was thinking but no one said aloud: KT has a seriously rockin’ bod. She wore a sparkly opaque top, black bra and leather pants, subsequently instilling jealousy (and a motivation to get a gym membership) in each person present at the venue.
If you can’t wait, hear this: “Patience”
“I need to come back here!” Tunstall said of her time in Dallas, and the rowdy, cheering audience, “now I get there’s quite a few of you interested [in my music].”
Laura Stillo is the Arts & Entertainment Writer and Creative Social Media Producer for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @laurastillo.