On February 13, Nathaniel Rateliff will make his debut as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.” Regina King will host the show. Rateliff’s latest single “Redemption,” written for the Apple Original film Palmer, comes on the heels of his celebrated 2020 solo album And It’s Still Alright (Stax Records). Listen to “Redemption” HERE.
“Redemption” is featured in both the film and trailer for Palmer, which will premiere globally on January 29 exclusively on Apple TV+. Palmer stars Justin Timberlake (The Social Network, Bad Teacher, Alpha Dog), Alisha Wainwright (“Raising Dion,” “Shadowhunters”) and Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Atonement). The film, directed by Fisher Stevens (Stand Up Guys, Before the Flood, The Cove), is a hopeful and inspirational story about an unlikely pair who come together and find the family they were both missing.
The forthcoming “SNL” performance culminates a monumental year for Rateliff—And It’s Still Alright 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. “Time Stands” peaked at #1 on the Americana Singles chart and is currently in the Top 5 at Triple A Radio. In addition, NPR’s World Cafe ranked the album’s title track #1 on their list of Public Radio’s Most Popular Songs Of 2020. Rateliff 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.
Rateliff’s band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nights Sweats’ Platinum-certified debut album was released in 2015, followed by the critically lauded 2018 album Tearing at the Seams. The band have toured extensively worldwide. They’ve headlined 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.