Rising Artist Noah Cyrus Performs Like a Veteran at Samsung's Made for Summer Live at 837 Concert

Noah Cyrus performs at Samsung 837 on Aug. 3, 2017 in New York City.
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Noah Cyrus performs at Samsung 837 on Aug. 3, 2017 in New York City.  

Noah Cyrus may be a pop star on the rise nominated for Best New Artist at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, but at Samsung's Made for Summer Live at 837 concert on Thursday (Aug. 3) the singer performed like a veteran of the craft.

Though Cyrus has only released three singles thus far, she commanded the Samsung 837 stage and gave fans a taste of what to expect from her as a new artist. Despite the event's intimate size, she graciously greeted fans in the audience, strutted across the stage like she was leading a runway dressed in a trendy street wear of a windbreaker, red Adidas leggings and black patent leather boots, and sung with confidence as if she were ready to sell out a stadium.

Cyrus played a 30-minute set that consisted of not only her three singles, but three covers, and a yet-to-be-released album track. To kick off the evening, she came out to a full band playing the introduction of her track “Stay Together” and jumped right into the anthem about a no-holds-barred night of misadventures. Cyrus performed with soul, her smoky voice inviting the audience into her alternative-pop world as she sang, “As long as we'll be together, we'll be alright.”

Cyrus followed up the first song with a saccharine, danceable cover of indie pop artist BØRNS' hit "Electric Love," making the psychedelic song her own. Immediately after her BØRNS cover, Cyrus revealed a yet another side of her natural artistry to the crowd -- her raw Tennessee twang and familial country connection -- singing her most recent release, "I'm Stuck." Cyrus introduced the song by saying she wrote it in collaboration with Labrinth -- who also appears on her debut single, "Make Me (Cry)" -- and though the recorded version features vibrant, bursting-at-the-seams production, she performed it with solely its natural core driven by a trembling guitar, excited tambourine and her rootsy voice.

Transitioning from her alt-pop opener to an indie cover to a country-inspired track, the up-and-coming artist revealed throughout the performance that she she isn't your average pop star: Cyrus is going to dip her toes into a variety of genres and perform them with self-assurance.

Later in the evening, Cyrus covered "one of her favorite songs right now," "Weak" by indie-pop group AJR, as well as "I Feel It Coming" by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk. She reeled back the electro and R&B elements of the songs a bit, painting them in her eclectic Nashville-meets-L.A. style to further prove her chameleon flare. As the audience caught wind of the covers' infectious beats and joined Cyrus in a grooving rhythm, she was continuously humbled by their natural reaction to her stage presence.

Cyrus made sure to give her fans a taste of what's to come by performing her yet-to-be-released song "Almost Famous." Of the song, the now-17-year-old said, "I wrote this when I was 15 or 16, when I was going through boy troubles. It's one of the more personal songs that'll be on the record." The most stripped down of her mini-concert, Cyrus sang with genuine vulnerability, crooning, "We were almost like the people in the paintings / it was like we were almost famous."

Closing out the show with a remixed, dark-pop breakdown of her hit "Make Me (Cry)," which radiated the singer's passion, Cyrus relayed to the sea of young, starry-eyed pop fans that she is a growing, hurting, fluorescent teenager just like them, and her songs are theirs to escape to.

While Noah Cyrus may be new to the scene and her debut album is still on its way, her Samsung 837 set showed she performs as if she's been solo under the stage lights for years. 

Noah Cyrus?' Samsung 837? Set List

"Stay Together"
"Electric Love" - BØRNS
"I'm Stuck"
"Weak" - AJR
"Almost Famous"
"I Feel It Coming" - The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk
"Make Me (Cry)"


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