The April 15 episode of Saturday Night Live was historic for many reasons. It's the first episode of the sketch comedy series to be aired live in all timezones and Harry Styles played his new song "Ever Since New York" on SNL. The singer was the musical guest on the episode and premiered the new tune during his second performance in the show, which was hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Styles took to the stage looking totally casual with a guitar and rolled up shirt sleeves, cluing fans in to the song's upbeat and folksy vibe.
As his first performance of the night, Styles sang his popular solo debut single "Sign of the Times." Later in the episode, Styles performed the anticipated song "Ever Since New York." The song begins with the lyrics "Tell me something," which will be a common refrain in the tune. True to its title, "Ever Since New York" shouts out the borough of Brooklyn in the second verse and states that he's been "praying ever since New York." The song has been long-awaited by fans, because it's the second glimpse fans have gotten at Styles' upcoming album — and many fans have speculated that "Ever Since New York" could be about his famous ex Taylor Swift. Her smash hit album 1989 featured a song called "Welcome to New York," inspired by her relocation to the city that never sleeps. Bustle has reached out to reps for Swift and Styles regarding "Ever Since New York," but did not hear back in time for publication.
In addition to crooning on stage, Styles also made cameos throughout the episode. He played Mick Jagger during a time-travel Family Feud parody and he sang an awesome song hook during a sketch set in the Civil War.
Watch Styles' performance of "Ever Since New York" in the video below.