Review: Charismatic Mae Muller endears as she stops off at Newcastle University Students Union

The ‘Better Days’ star comes to Newcastle after six months of viral success
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Mae Muller showed she has the charisma to back up the viral pop hits as she took to Newcastle University's Students Union on Monday night.

The 24-year-old, who supported Little Mix back in 2019, has seen her stock skyrocket over the last six months.

That's in a large part down to laying down silky vocals on Neiked's catchy 'Better Days', a track that enjoyed viral success on TikTok and ended up flying the London-born star across the globe for performances.

Unsurprisingly, that feel-good anthem closes the night at Newcastle University on Tuesday, April 26 as Muller acknowledges how it's changed her life.

It's a triumphant moment, but the singer's hour-long set is backed up by much more than that song.

From the moment Muller saunters out to the opening strums of 'nails so long', the star takes her time weaving her way through the carefully selected setlist.

For every track Muller recounts a giddy story of how it came about, the Geordie crowd eating out of her palm.

The star's discography is full of tales of heartbreak and pining for lovers that Muller retells with such charisma you can't help but find the songstress endearing - it's almost 'an evening with Mae Muller' at points.

'HFBD' is a tongue-in-cheek highlight of the night that is dropped early on, deep cut 'Jenny' is rattled back by fans and the pulsing 'work like that' whips up a frenzy - there's even time to throw in a Harry Styles cover too.

Muller's visit to Newcastle is over in a flash but, as she skips off stage promising to be back soon, there's a feeling both the star and her fans know it's only getting bigger from here.

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