I know bashing the Grammys has been more in recently than middle parts, and I completely understand The Weeknd's gripes, but even with Trevor Noah, the comedic equivalent of telling Chuck Norris jokes in 2012, hosting and the show running long (obviously) I gotta give the Recording Academy credit, last night was fantastic.
I don't understand Record of Year being hyped up as THE award of the night, and I wish we got to see more artists in non-big four categories get their moment in the sun; although with COVID, I sorta get it (if that even really affected it, I feel like from a "which award are televised standpoint" last night was pretty normal) but I love how performance heavy the night was. I even enjoyed DaBaby!
After advocating to perform at the Grammys, Silk Sonic made their national television debut just nine days after releasing their first single, "Leave the Door Open".
If you didn't see it last night, you have to right now. IMO it was the highlight of the night other than Megan Thee Stallion's ass. Between the leisure suits, sunglasses, choreography, lighting, effects, background dancers, and harmonies, it was like watching 1977 come to life. It's like an 8-track gave birth in 2021. The crescendo (I thiiiink that's the right term?) of drums and chimes as it goes into "tell me if ya comin' throooough" gives me major "Summer Breeze" vibes. It makes me want to watch the film adaptation of Starsky and Hutch tonight!
This tweet had me dying like Charlie got me.
Not only did Silk Sonic crush their tv debut of "Leave the Door Open", but with the help of the Free Nationals they played a kick ass Little Richard tribute during the "In Memoriam" segment.
The only good thing about daylight savings is that we're one hour closer to the entire Silk Sonic album dropping. These boys are going to save the world's population one p-dropper at a time.