Watch D'Angelo's performance on Saturday Night Live

D’Angelo performed live for the first time since the release of Black Messiah on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

Backed by his band The Vanguard, he played two cuts from that album – ‘Really Love’ and ‘The Charade’. True to the record’s political streak, the band made references to the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner with shirts emblazoned with “I Can’t Breathe” and a chalk outline of a body on the stage floor. [via Hypetrak]

Watch the clips below, with J.K. Simmons introducing ‘Really Love’ (he made no attempt to correct the band’s tempo, sadly).

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