Did anyone else see the Zac Brown Band’s rocking performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend?
Two words on this one: Whoa, mama.
Still can't believe it. Just a WHOLE bunch of available space in the bucket list. #SNL
— Zac Brown Band (@zacbrownband) March 9, 2015
I am not mad at the Grammy-winning band one bit for welcoming Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell to the stage as they performed what was inarguably an epic version of “Heavy Is The Head.”
First, Brown and company delivered the country goods with their single “Homegrown” and, of course, it was flawless. These guys are masters, so don’t ever expect anything less than their best.
But it was that second song, “Heavy Is the Head” — the magical shift that coincided with Cornell’s presence onstage. That steam-punk top hat Brown sported, the slight fog floating in front of the lights on the SNL stage, it was all cosmic, special and somewhat foreboding — and maybe a moment of foreshadowing, as well.
The Zac Brown Band just announced plans for their next album, Jekyll + Hyde, and it’s no secret there’s a creative evolution occurring within their camp right now. Was this weekend’s performance a hint at what’s to come with the album’s release on April 28?
We’ll have to wait and see.