Late-Night TV Music (Darkness to Light Edition) | Jan. 28, 2021

Fontaines D.C., Arlo Parks and Jhené Aiko take you on musical journey.


Dark bars. Dark beer. Loud music. Dancing. Friends. Remember all that? Fontaines D.C. do.

And they bring them all back — if only for a few vicariously wonderful minutes — with their cathartic, soul-nourishing and generally fantastic performance of A Hero’s Death on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to kick off today’s episode of Late-Night TV Music. Remember kids: Life ain’t always empty. Especially not when it includes music like this. Of course, perhaps your priorities differ. Perhaps you prefer something a little softer and more soulful. For you, there is the much-hyped Arlo Parks, making her late-night debut with Hurt on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Finally, for those who really need a dose of the warm fuzzies today, Jhené Aiko and her costumed combo take to the cloud to play Born Tired on The Late Late Show With James Corden. From darkness to light in three performances. Is there a better way to get ready for the weekend? I think not.