Watch Willow bring heavy metal fury to American television institution Saturday Night Live

Willow made her first appearance on an iconic American comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live the weekend, and rocked the longtime institution with a blast through Muse-gone-metal rager you are a foreigner.

The 21-year-old musician actually performed two tracks from her brand new Coping mechanism album on the show, debuting the R&B-flavored alt.pop power ballad curious/furiousreleased as a single last month, but it was her second song – complete with crisp riffs and a furiously howled mid-song breakdown – that stole the show, with the singer concluding the performance by smashing her guitar through a TV prop on stage and kicking him. microphone stand.

The singer ruffled some feathers last week when she suggested that heavy metal had been “guarded” for too long by “older white men”.

“I always hope to spread more joy,” she says Guitare.com. “I think the only reason it’s mostly older white men listening to this music is because the metal has been held on to these people for a long time.

“[Now,] new people of color come out and say it’s really not how it should be. Rock is for everyone [and] I’m gonna get my people into space and we’re gonna rock them like we always do…hope the old white dudes rock them too.

Watch Willow’s SNL performance below:

Willow posted a photo of herself and her leather-clad band on Instagram ahead of the performance, with the caption “it’s called historybeingmade.com”

Coping mechanism is the sequel to 2021 Lately I’m feeling it alland features previously released singles Soar like a goddess, Divide and Maybe it’s my fault.