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Late-Night TV Music (In With The New Edition) | Jan. 13, 2020

Stormzy, Saint Motel and the Tina Turner musical freshen up the airwaves a little.

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Out with the old and in with the new. That’s what everybody says at this time of year, right? Well, the late-night TV gods finally got on board and booked some new sounds for your listening (and viewing) pleasure on Monday. The king of the admittedly teensy hill would probably be U.K. rapper Stormzy, making his long-overdue U.S. TV debut with Crown on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — though to be honest, it’s not really one of his more dynamic songs. More like Fizzlzy, amiright? No? Fair enough. Still, heavy is the head that has to endure the fawning praise of Lord Lickspittle. As for my two cents — which, let’s be honest, is about all my advice is worth — I would recommend checking out colourful indie-popsters Saint Motel, serving up a double-shot of Van Horn and Save Me for the Jimmy Kimmel Live audience. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it twice: You can’t go wrong with ironic line-dancing. Of course, it’s also hard to go broke underestimating the masses. And if you happen to be one of those folks who prefers to get their pop sounds via the risk-free bombast and soft-seated spectacle of the nostalgic Broadway jukebox musical, you might enjoy Adrienne Warren — star of the redundantly titled Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (I’m almost surprised that title doesn’t go on to say Featuring the Music of Tina Turner) — belting out River Deep, Mountain High on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Of course, you’d probably be better off just listening to an old Tina LP. Sometimes the old ways are still the best, after all.