By Norm de Veyra //
Montreal-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Laurel Sprengelmeyer, who performs under the moniker Little Scream, stepped inside the Swedish American Hall last Tuesday night for an intimate show highlighting new songs from her sophomore studio effort Cult Following.
Sprengelmeyer’s talent was on full display as she navigated an eclectic sound that ranged from hand-clapping indie pop to ethereal, ambient soundscapes. Such variety could have resulted in a mixed experience for fans, but her clear and confident singing still provided a common thread for the audience to follow.
Along with SF “witch rock” four-piece Vanwave, joining Little Scream for the evening was New York City orchestral-pop duo Gracie and Rachel, who, in particular, impressed with a minimal, yet engaging and emotional performance, capped off by a beautiful (though quite tongue-in-check) rendition of Bay Area rapper Kreayshawn’s novelty hit song “Gucci Gucci”.