Watch Frank Ocean + John Mayer’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Performance
The season premiere of 'Saturday Night Live' kicked off with a bang, featuring musical guests Frank Ocean and John Mayer. The chemistry between the performers is palpable and a lot of fun to watch, and they brought an intensity to the otherwise lighthearted show -- but still didn't take themselves too seriously.
In 'Thinking About You,' the stage was set to match the soft, understated tone of the track. Ocean sat on a stool with his eyes closed for the duration of the song, and even the usually spotlight-courting Mayer remained in shadows. It's unclear whether Ocean performed like this out of nervousness (because it is live TV, which is scary to do -- ask Lana Del Rey!) or just out of pure feeling.
Ocean was clearly more comfortable performing 'Pyramids.' He stood up, he danced a little bit and he even smiled! Mayer clearly is a fan of the song as well, based on his visible enjoyment and grooving to the track behind his guitar. You can even catch the maybe-boyfriend of Katy Perry grinning.
'Pyramids' is also where Mayer got to personally shine. In an extended guitar solo, Mayer looks intense and focused to close out the performance ... as Ocean leaves his mic to go play arcade games behind him onstage. Hey, all work and no play makes Frank a dull boy!
Watch Frank Ocean and John Mayer Perform 'Pyramids'