For this brazilian-born, Los Angeles-based artist who’s currently conquering the world with her music, authenticity is at the core of artistry. And last night, at Public Arts in lower Manhattan, Ladi empowered us with a sincere and sensational performance.

This was her “first time playing in New York City,” and wow, you could just feel the love and joy in the space. Her charismatic presence simply magnetized; there’s something undeniably refreshing and infectious about her.

She performed her latest single, “Villas” which is a song written as a tribute to her late father. She got at least half of the crowd in tears, captivated by her soul-magnetizing music.

In addition to her phenomenal performance, I have to give quick props to her hippy-chic clothing ensemble. Not to overfocus on the outfit, but can we just talk about that white laced dress? Ladi certainly brings it in the fashion department. But, more importantly than anything, she brings her huge heart to her music. And in this particular concert, that was crystal clear. Through her melodic conversation, she demonstrated the potency of individuality and authenticity.

At the end of the set, an audience member yelled out, “Females are the future!” Without a doubt, Ladi Anne is one of those females.

Watch Villas bellow: