Nathaniel Rateliff and Regina King dreamed about love and what else is in the air this time of year in New York ahead of their Saturday Night Live debuts.
The newly minted Golden Globe-nominated director will be hosting the show for the first time, while the singer-songwriter will make his debut as the show’s musical guest. King and Rateliff joined SNL castmember Beck Bennett for the official promo Thursday (Feb. 11), which highlighted their inefficient “power of positive thinking” exercise of recalling what makes February in New York the “most magical time of the year” — the wind, the chill, the slush, the sun setting at 4:30, regular-season NBA games…
The Denver-based singer later finds himself third-wheeling when Bennett unintentionally asks King to be his Valentine while on the phone with his wife, whom he has no problem ditching for the actress/director.
Rateliff recently wrote “Redemption,” a stirring ballad about being freed from one’s past, for Justin Timberlake‘s latest film Palmer, which premiered on AppleTV+ in January. The music video for “Redemption” premiered Thursday, featuring snippets of Timberlake in the film interspersed with footage of Rateliff driving and performing around rocky terrain.
Watch the latest SNL promo below.