Society − Music = Lonely Generation

It’s safe to say Echosmith actually are cool kids. AMIE LU/FOGHORN

Amie C. Lu

Staff Writer

Echosmith, the sibling trio known for radio hits “Cool Kids” and “Talking Dreams,” took their Lonely Generation Tour to San Francisco’s August Hall on March 3. Seven years after releasing their first album, their sophomore album “Lonely Generation” allowed them to be back on the road with their second headlining tour. As always, Echosmith graced the stage with ease and dancing shoes.

Fans of all ages filled the pit of the venue for a night filled with new talents and great music.

Popular YouTuber Jayden Bartels, a 15-year-old singer-songwriter, opened the show with a cover of Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts,” along with performances of three original songs. Los Angeles-based rock band Weathers came onstage after Bartels, bringing in a high energy set with guitar solos and hair flipping. When their top-streamed song “Happy Pills” came on, it inspired a crowd sing-along.

Wearing a green jumpsuit and orange jumpsuit respectively, Echosmith lead singers and siblings Sydney and Noah Sierota were the first members of the band to step on stage. Their brightly colored outfits brought in optimistic energy, and Sydney immediately interacted with the crowd, reaching out for hands in the front row and waving to familiar faces.

Mid-set, the Sierotas’ father came on stage to play the piano while the siblings sang “Everyone Cries” from their newest album. The night was filled with singing and dancing, especially when the band covered Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now.” Sierota then took time to introduce her brothers, Noah and Graham, and guitarist Jacob Evergreen, who replaced the eldest brother, Jaime, when he stepped away from the band to care for his child. She then gave heartfelt speeches to her siblings. To close out their second-to-last show on the tour, Echosmith performed their newest track, “Lonely Generation,” before finishing the night with a highly-awaited performance of their 2013 hit, “Cool Kids.”

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