Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats appeared as the musical guests on this week’s CBS This Morning’s Saturday Sessions. The group performed a trio of selections from its new album, The Future, out now.
First up was the album’s breakout single, “Survivor”. Rateliff’s pensive quietness that opens the song soon gives way to his fierce delivery of the titular refrain, as he gets more confidence with each strum of his guitar. Performing from an empty theater, the band is cloaked in simple sparing lights as Rateliff steps to the piano for “Face Down In The Moment”.
Stepping away from the keys, Rateliff stalks the stage as he gets to do his frontman thing. The slow-burning vintage soul number sees Nathaniel Rateliff run the gamut of emotions as he gets up from a crawl and ultimately works himself into a roar for the song’s crescendo. Finally, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats polished off their Saturday Session with “Love Don’t”. The retro rocker ends the set on a high note, with the toe-tapping message on the dos and don’ts of love resonating through the screen as Rateliff works himself into a frenzy.
Watch Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats perform on CBS This Morning’s Saturday Sessions. The band’s next show is set for December 3rd as part of Vail Snow Days in Colorado. After that, they mount a two-night run at Denver’s Mission Ballroom with Preservation Hall Jazz Band (12/16–17). Visit the band’s website for tickets and a full list of dates.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “Survivor”
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “Face Down In The Moment”
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “Love Don’t”