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Watch: Erykah Badu Performs "Window Seat" On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


As promised

,

Erykah Badu

popped on by

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

last night to perform "Window Seat," the lead single off

New Amerykah Pt. II: Return of the Ankh

with

The Roots

(including the song's co-writer, Questlove, and co-producer, James Poyser) and members of her usual touring band (among them

The Gritz

's

R.C. Williams

). The song, along with most of the new album, as you may have already heard, is pretty throwback Badu--which is to say far less hip-hop eccentric and more classic neo-soul than the bulk of her last release,

New Amerykah Pt. 1: 4th World War

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.

A stark difference like that could be cause for concern with most acts, but clearly not for Badu, as you can see in the clip above.

I'll be honest: I was a little lukewarn on the new single the first few times I'd heard it. But seeing it performed live definitely gives it a certain added--and maybe needed---extra oomph. Check it out in the above clip and judge for yourself.


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