NATHANIEL RATELIFF DEBUTS ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”

PERFORMS “REDEMPTION” AND “A LITTLE HONEY” WITH HIS BAND THE NIGHT SWEATS

On Saturday, Nathaniel Rateliff made his debut as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” with Regina King hosting. Rateliff performed his latest single “Redemption,” backed by singers from the Resistance Revival Chorus; Rolling Stone called the performance “powerful,” while Billboard proclaimed it was “rousing.” “Redemption” was written for and featured in the newly released Apple Original film, Palmer. In addition, Rateliff was joined by his band The Night Sweats to perform their song “A Little Honey,” appearing on their critically lauded 2018 album Tearing at the Seams.

The “SNL” performance culminates a monumental year for Rateliff who in 2020 released his solo album, And It’s Still Alright (Stax Records), to widespread acclaim; the record peaked at #3 on iTunes’ Top Albums chart, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk chart, landed at #2 on their Current Rock chart and resided at #1 on the Americana Albums Chart for eight consecutive weeks. The lead single and title track was #1 for eight consecutive weeks at Triple A Radio, #1 for nine consecutive weeks on the Americana Singles chart and #1 for three weeks at Non-Commercial radio, while NPR’s “World Cafe” ranked the track #1 on their list of Public Radio’s Most Popular Songs Of 2020. Additionally, the single “Time Stands” peaked at #1 on the Americana Singles chart and appeared within the Top 5 at Triple A Radio. Rateliff also performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Listen to And It’s Still Alright HERE.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nights Sweats’ Platinum-certified debut album was released in 2015, followed by the acclaimed Tearing at the Seams. The band have toured extensively worldwide headlining shows at iconic venues both stateside and abroad, including six sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatre dates, as well as appearances at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Coachella, Newport Folk Festival and more.

Critical praise for And It’s Still Alright:

“Nathaniel Rateliff returns, this time as a solo artist, with what may be his best batch of songs yet.” -NPR

“In the end, what could be an album of well-earned indulgence ends up being as much about reaching outward than burrowing inward, rendering deep personal suffering with a humane light touch. And It’s Still Alright the heartening sound of music pulling him through his pain, and, hopefully, past it into something like solace.”-Rolling Stone

“And It’s Still Alright is stop-what-you’re-doing beautiful.” -Evening Standard

“The result is a set of compositions of intense power, and an album that
reaches multiple emotional crescendos, from grown male grief rarely expressed in contemporary song to varying degrees of regained equilibrium.” -The Wall Street Journal

“The end result, cinematic in its emotional heft but understated in its arrangement, will split your heart in two.”—Esquire

“…regardless of instrumentation and genre, Rateliff’s reflex to write through painful mysteries remains the same.”—Billboard

“The record showcased a more ruminative side to the bombastic, swaggering bandleader of the rock ‘n’ soul outfit, The Night Sweats, and explored two personal tragedies…with tenderness and grace.”—Men’s Health


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