Late-Night TV Music (Filling Up On Seconds Edition) | Sept. 8, 2021

Two episodes into the new season, and the lineup is already filling out nicely.

The talk shows have only been back for two night, but things are already getting busy.

Wednesday’s lineup featured four performances, including two live in-studio appearances by Rufus Wainwright (delivering a typically elegant rendition Peaceful Afternoon on Jimmy Kimmel Live) and Walker Hayes (offering his twangy Fancy Like on Late Night With Seth Meyers). Meanwhile, on the prepared-video side of the equation, we got Baby Keem cycling through his Issues (while spinning his wheels and getting nowhere, to continue the whole visual metaphor) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and reggaeton Justin Quiles bringing the indoors outdoors with his number La Botella on The Late Late Show With James Corden. OK, nothing here is going to change your life. But it might keep you from changing the channel for a minute.