He takes a shot of whiskey before each performance
Since he started making music professionally around five years ago, Pell’s played hundreds of shows. Over that time, Pell’s developed a pre-show routine: “A prayer with my friends and a shot of whiskey,” he told us.
The shot isn’t to calm nerves though. It’s not big crowds that scare Pell -- he says he’s actually most anxious when he plays new songs in front of his brother for the first time. Along those lines, more intimate shows, like the one Thursday, definitely make him more nervous than bigger crowds.
One of Pell’s favorite songs to perform is “Eleven:11,” which was remixed in 2015 with G-Eazy into “Got It Like That -- Eleven:11 Remix” and now has nearly 12 million streams on Spotify. He closed his performance with it Thursday, after mixing in some of his Floating While Dreaming tracks and new songs.