Willow Smith introduced a touch of metallic defiance to her hard-rocking solo “Saturday Night Live” debut efficiency on the Oct. 8 episode hosted by Brendan Gleeson. Smith beforehand appeared alongside Camila Cabello for a efficiency of “Psychofreak” in an April episode of the long-running NBC collection, however this marked her first time taking up the musical visitor gig on her personal. The finish outcome was an electrifying two-song set that culminated within the 21-year-old placing her guitar via a TV display.
Smith started the night with a rendition of “Curious/Furious” from her new album, “Coping Mechanism,” earlier than switching issues up with “Ur a Stranger.” The gifted singer moved via genres at a powerful velocity as she blended pop, rock, punk, and heavy metallic sounds all through her set, together with screaming her means via the refrain of “Ur a Stranger.” It was a assured solo debut that can little question guarantee Smith might be returning to Studio 8H sooner or later.
Prior to her musical visitor look, Smith spoke to Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe about anticipating her first solo look. “I’m truthfully actually, actually stunned that I’m going to be on ‘SNL’ twice in a single yr, 5 months aside,” she stated. “That’s loopy. I’m actually excited. I’m nervous clearly, as a result of being with Camila — a very, actually good good friend of mine — there’s that feeling of comfortability there the place you may look throughout the stage and be like, ‘Girl, we’re on this collectively. We’re doing this.’ I’m not baring my soul alone on the stage. But now it’ll be me baring my soul alone on the stage, and I’m simply so grateful and so excited, but in addition sh*tting my pants barely.”
Postshow, Smith’s nerves appeared to have disappeared. The “Coping Mechanism” singer shared a backstage photograph on Instagram alongside a victorious caption. “It’s known as historybeingmade.com 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤,” she wrote.