Riding high off a surge of support that has built over the course of 2017 like a wave, SZA had the chance of a lifetime for such a young artist and performed on SNL tonight for the first time. After kicking off with “The Weekend,” she followed that track up later in the evening with “Love Galore,” the lead single off her breakout album, CTRL.
The song, which first came out accompanied by a steamy video, features Travis Scott on a verse, and though he couldn’t join her for the TV performance, she and her band still pushed the song into highest gear, delivering a blown out version of this song, once again backed by a formidable choir, turning the live staple into a special event.
On a set decked out with Christmas lights, and sculptures of her CTRL cover art, SZA started off quietly performing the song in front of the mic stand, gradually building the song’s momentum until she broke into a whole new verse of the track and started dancing around the stage, like she does when performing the song on tour. “Six figures, my name on it,” she boasts in the brand new segment. Hopefully the good folks at Genius can get the transcript for us soon, eh guys?