Wallice, an indie singer-songwriter recently performed at The Warfield arena, which is known as San Francisco’s top concert venue. She was met with a warm and cheerful audience who didn’t just gush over how pretty she looked but also how wonderfully sang. However, before we dive deeper and unfold the events that took place during the concert, let’s find out more about the latest internet sensation, Wallice, and her musical journey.
Who Is Wallice?
Wallice is a twenty-three-year-old singer who lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend in a bungalow with three rooms. Her full name is Wallice Hana Watanabe, and she is an indie songwriter who makes music mostly in the indie-pop or alternative rock genre. She started writing music when she was 17 and cites Lana Del Ray and Lorde as one of her biggest music and songwriting inspirations. Since childhood, Wallice had aspirations to become a better musician and vocalist, which is why she took up voice and jazz performance as her major in school.
Wallice rose to fame with her song "Punching bag", in which she talks about self-hate and toxicity in relationships. She explains that this song is about how some people affect our life in a way that leaves indelible marks in our life. Her song featured on Spotify’s famous "Lorem" playlist and soon after that, Wallice gained more than 900,000 on the platform. Punching Bag has been streamed more than three million times, and it actually was the beginning of Wallice's journey into the world of music. She also states that the band Radiohead and Weezer had a huge impact on her musically.
Wallice Opens for Still Woozy
During her concert at the Warfield, Wallice opened the If This Isn’t Nice Tour for the artist Still Woozy. She donned her thick and glossy hair and wore an attractive, maroon-colored leather jacket as she stood in the center of the stage and performed. Fans drooled over how cute she looked and how her aesthetic blended immaculately with the indie rock vibe, yet her music and vocals were edgy as she hit those higher octaves.
The singer was accompanied by a drummer and two guitarists. Wallice started the performance by belting out her song "Off the Rails" by standing in the center of the stage. However, as her performance progressed, she moved freely to other parts of the stage and engaged more uninhibitedly with the crowd. Wallice even showed a couple of her dance moves along with her bandmates as she perfected the high notes of her songs.
She Sang an Unreleased Song Too
To the delight of her fans present in the crowd, Wallice performed a song from her unreleased EP. The genre was "alternative rock" in which her fellow guitarists stole the light. Wallice’s boyfriend was also present, and he effortlessly played the solo on his electric guitar. Wallace showcased her cowboy side as she sang "John Wayne", a song she wrote about the deranged side of her personality while also dancing freely making sure she connects with her audience.
She Sang "Heart-Shaped Box"
The star of the performance was when Wallice covered Nirvana’s famous song "Heart-Shaped Box". Even though Wallice has a naturally higher tone, she took upon the challenge and dived deep into the lows of the song as she channeled the discontent the song reflected.
Throughout the show, Wallice didn’t just dance, but she and her band members engaged in friendly tussles and banter that kept the audience members entertained. Wallice even shared an anecdote from the time she sent a direct message to Still Woozy, requesting them to collaborate. However, at that time Wallice had no songs ready that she could share. Even though Wallice and Still Woozy never collaborated after their first interaction online, things fell into place perfectly for Wallice because now she got to open for Still Woozy’s tour. As Wallice concluded her performance, she was met with a round of applause by the audience members.
At such a young age, Wallice has done things that many youngsters and teenagers can only dream of. Wallice’s journey is a testament to the fact that as an artist life has a beautiful and unexpected way of coming into a full circle if you’re true to your art and work hard.