Jack Garratt had fans spinning in “Circles” when he transformed into a one-man band for his Billboard Live At-Home performance Tuesday (July 21) that raised money for The Trevor Project, a national organization providing suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth.
While the U.K. electronica artist invited online concertgoers to “sit in the glorious pinkness of my jumpsuit,” he sat smack dab in the middle of his panoramic studio of keyboards and drum machines with an electric guitar in his lap. He enhanced “Better,” “Circles” and “Time” from his 2020 album Love, Death & Dancing with his circular set-up, but the real doozy was his comedic banter about which camera to look at.
“There’s more cameras than I thought there were. Wait, wait, wait …,” he drifted in his speech while frantically turning his head all around and above him. But if one person were to be surveilling him carefully, he said it would be his younger self. “If 13-year-old me knew that on a Facebook show I would just play the guitar and ad-libbed a melody to ‘Oh, it feels good to play guitar,’ he would disown me because that’s just embarrassing for everyone.”
Watch Jack Garratt’s whole Billboard Live At-Home performance below, and donate to The Trevor Project here.