Noah Kahan stood on a staircase on the Saturday Night Live set
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Noah Kahan Performs ‘Dial Drunk’ and ‘Stick Season’ on Saturday Night Live

December 5, 2023 11:09 pm GMT

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Noah Kahan has taken the stage for his highly anticipated Saturday Night Live debut, with the ‘Northern Attitude’ songsmith performing ‘Dial Drunk’ and ‘Stick Season’.

The latter served as the title-track to Noah's widely acclaimed 2022 album, which he then expanded into his 2023 deluxe Stick Season (We'll All Be Here Together) project.

Both of Noah Kahan's Saturday Night Live performances featured the visceral, atmospheric staging that viewers have come to associate with SNL's musical moments, with Noah delivering his high-energy sets under a multitude of branches extending below.

A clear nod to Noah's hugely popular anthem, ‘Stick Season’, the sparse, bleak expanse of leafless twigs accentuated the isolation and wintery feel of the uptempo single.

Similarly to ‘Stick Season’, Noah Kahan's live-wire rendition of ‘Dial Drunk’ - which was reimagined into an electrifying duet with Post Malone in July - showcased Noah's trademark combination of despairing lyrics with euphoric instrumentation and melodies.

Noah took to X (formerly Twitter) following his two SNL performances to emphasise how much the appearance meant to him, “Had some fun with my buddies and sang for a few people last night [SNL] thank you for one of the greatest moments of my career”.

Given how successful Noah Kahan's year has been, with the Vermont native picking up a coveted Best New Artist Grammy nomination in November, we can expect to see him making many more SNL appearances over the course of the next few years.

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Written by Maxim Mower
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