Gig Review: Mabel, O2 Academy, Bournemouth


Swedish singer Mabel bought the house down at Bournemouth with some of the biggest tunes in the industry.

At just the age of 22 and having only released a couple of EPs Mabel is now touring a sell-out tour which has rocked the country. Though this was her second to last tour date, she kept her energy throughout and showed no hesitation of wowing the crowd. The night began with a performance from Ruel, a upcoming pop artist who has climbed up the charts with some of his latest hits younger and dazed & confused.

Ruel, photo taken by Ross Mondon

Her latest song One Shot, opened up her set as she bounced up and down to the reaction of every fan screaming and holding there phones up in the sky. She gently then transitioned into her first singles Thinking of You and Know me Better, which reminded us how far she has come. The upcoming star performed with fire and showed of her new songs Begging, Come Over and a small rendition of Low Key, before she showed her support for RnB and covered Ne Yo’s So Sick. 

As the night flew by, fans were in for a treat as the singer showed of forthcoming music such as Bad Behaviour and Don’t Call Me Up which excited the crowd massively.

Mabel, photo taken by Ross Mondon

The show acted as an insight of how close Mabel is with her fans and how the predominantely young female audience connected with her. The likes of My Lover and Fine Line went down with a storm with the fans. As the show came to the close, Mabel stood back whilst the audience shouted her name, and she relished in it. She suddenly comes running back out with her biggest hit Finders Keepers. The hit which bought down the roof and proved everyone what a star she is. After witnessing her live there’s a reason why she was on the shortlist for Brits Award Critic’s Choice 2018 and up there for the future stars of British music.