Donald Glover, both the host and musical guest on last night’s Saturday Night Live, debuted two new songs on the show. The first “This Is America,” a politically-charged rap track, appeared both as a music video and live performance. The second, “Saturday,” was performed toward the end the night. Zoe Kravitz introduced the performance, red solo cup in hand, before joining some extras in a party setting on stage.
“Saturday” is a sung track, but moves away from the P-funk “Awaken, My Love!”, instead falling somewhere closer to the Pharrell-bounce 2015 single “Sober” from the Kauai EP.
As for his hosting duties, Glover parodied A Quiet Place, where the film’s horror was built f a Kanye Twitter storm. He also parodied Migos and did a musical monologue.
Gambino will be heading out on a tour this summer, which will be supported by Rae Sremmurd and Vince Staples on select dates. He has yet to announce a follow-up to his 2016 album “Awaken, My Love!”, though based on the music premiered on the show, it seems likely an album will be arriving soon.
Glover’s critically-acclaimed FX show Atlanta will air its season finale Thursday.