Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Impress on 'SNL' Debut: Watch
By Katrina Nattress
February 14, 2021
Last night, Nathaniel Rateliff was the last of a string of musicians to make consecutive Saturday Night Live debuts. Armed with a guitar and joined by his band the Night Sweats, the singer-songwriter first took the stage with a powerful performance of his newest single "Redemption," which was featured in Justin Timberlake's latest film, Palmer. For their second song, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats played the R&B-tinged "A Little Honey" off their 2018 album Tearing at the Seams, with the band leader seated behind a piano.
Rateliff's impressive set follows Phoebe Bridgers' memorable debut, which resulted in a guitar smash, and fellow first timer Machine Gun Kelly bringing his new pop punk songs to the SNL stage.
Watch Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats' performances below.
Aside from "Redemption," Rateliff also released a holiday song with Elle King last year called "Xmas to Forget," with proceeds benefiting The Marigold Project, Rateliff’s foundation supporting community and nonprofit organizations working for economic and social justice.
He and the band also teamed up with Snarf's Sandwiches earlier this month to hand-deliver 800 limited-edition sandwiches — curated by and named after Rateliff himself — to people experiencing homelessness in Denver.
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