Live: SYML // Scala, London
Leading on from his sensational self-titled album, SYML took to the stage at London’s Scala for a sold out performance.
Nathan Ball started the night and got everyone passionate for the spectacle ahead. Hitting the stage with cheers from the crowd, Brian Fennell, better known as SYML, was quickly joined by two musicians to help bring his songs to life. He clearly saw them as family making sure to shout them out early on in the proceedings. Warmth and hope were undoubtedly the feel of the night, with the suffuse of light and the soothing tones of his tracks. All that put together made for an emotional night.
Throughout the heart-warming night, you could tell SYML really wanted to feel a personal attachment from the fans. From telling the crowd sincere personal connection stories to asking the crowd ‘Anyone have any questions?’. This preceded to lots of various questions being cheered out most silly, but he confessed to wanting to duet with Billie Eilish.
Flags was by far the most emotional song of the night, he started by explaining what the song meant to him, it was clear he uses music to work through life’s troubles. To add to the sentiment of the track he stood on stage alone with his acoustic guitar, while the crowd watched in complete awe. SYML ended the night by asking the crowd what three songs they wanted to hear last, resulting in Fear Of The Water, The War and Mr. Sandman. The last confession of the night was that he was surprised that anyone turns up to watch him play music and was grateful to everyone that had.
Photos: Natalie Lloyd-Shaw