If you weren’t a fan of BJ the Chicago Kid before, this Tiny Desk performance will easily convert you.
On break from tour, the Chicago crooner serenaded the NPR staff with some popular and low key jams. Going through his solid catalogue, he covered his most dearest songs that true and new fans will appreciate.
BJ kicked his set off with “East Side High 2012 & Forever,” the track from his 2012 debut album Pineapple Now-Laters, which pays homage to the infamous scene in the movie Lean On Me. Lingering in that era, he eased into “Good Luv’n” and “Aiight,” an unexpected treat for his OG listeners.
He then skipped over to cuts from his major label debut album, In My Mind. Spanning from his hit “Church” to merging the underrated gem, “Love Inside” with “Turnin’ Me Up,” BJ kept the tempo going with soulful vocals and ear catching runs.
Rounding out the performance with “Get Away,” “Can’t Wait” and “Too Good” from his latest album 1123, BJ broke a Tiny Desk record. While each performer is usually allotted 15 minutes, BJ effortlessly packed a portion of his career in 17 minutes.
Watch BJ the Chicago Kid’s Tiny Desk performance above.