‘Saturday Night Live’ music: Twenty One Pilots perform ‘Heathens,’ ‘Ride’

SNL -For the second straight week, “Saturday Night Live” had a touch of “Suicide Squad” in its show. Last week, this came courtesy of the presence of Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie. Tonight, it came courtesy of Twenty One Pilots. While they weren’t a major onscreen presence during the movie, their song “Heathens” is a part of the soundtrack and that was the song that they performed tonight.

So how was it? Well, if you really like the group, we feel like this song delivered. It had the energy and the passion that we’ve heard in other versions, and we’re always happy to see a band on the show. Granted, we do think that they are a little more of an acquired taste for people unfamiliar with the genre, and not everyone is going to like the sound. It was an interesting choice to follow up The Weeknd, who performed during the premiere, mostly because of how they collectively cover so much of the musical spectrum.

As for the second performance, the band busted out with “Ride,” a song with a definite reggae vibe that we enjoyed more than the first personally. This fusion music is something we do enjoy, and it’s ironic that the versus were somewhat reminiscent of what Lin-Manuel Miranda was doing tonight with the monologue. Should we call that synergy? Probably not, but it was interesting nonetheless.

Next week – We’re going to be seeing the return of Bruno Mars to the show! Surprisingly, he’s not doing double-duty as the host; we’re going to be seeing Emily Blunt on the program for the first time instead.

If you’re a fan of Twenty One Pilots, let us know how they did below! Also, if you want to check out our review for this “Saturday Night Live” episode tonight, head over here! (Photo: NBC.)

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