Watch The Questlove-Approved Lemon Twigs Play Fallon

Long Island brother duo the Lemon Twigs are set to release their album, Do Hollywood, next month. They have retro-leaning sensibilities that bode well for ’70s singer-songwriter type ballads, but they also have a versatility that updates their sound. Their ability to switch things up was on full display for their television debut on Fallon last night. They turned the subdued throwback ballad “These Words” into a lively romp reminiscent of Broadway rock (minus the sometimes hokiness of actual Broadway) with a math-like intricacy and precision for one hell of a spectacle. It’s no wonder Questlove gave them his coveted cosign. Check Quest’s endorsement and the vivacious performance below.

Do Hollywood is out 10/14 via 4AD. Pre-order it here.