This past weekend saw another edition of Saturday Night Live‘s At Home episodes, and Miley Cyrus was featured as one of the musical guests. Perched in a nighttime campfire scene, Cyrus (accompanied by Andrew Watt, guitarist/producer who has made a name for himself in recent years for his work with Post Malone and, recently, Ozzy Osbourne’s new record) delivered a tender cover of the Pink Floyd classic, “Wish You Were Here”:
On Watt’s Instagram page, he shouted-out Roger Waters and David Gilmour when sharing a clip of the performance — as covering Floyd for SNL was clearly something he felt particularly excited about:
Whether you dug Miley Cyrus’ rendition of “Wish You Were Here” or not, you have to give her credit for opting to sing that song on the national SNL stage rather than one of her own hits — as it likely brings new eyes and new attention to Pink Floyd’s music in the same way Post Malone’s recent Nirvana tribute set for COVID-19 relief did for his own fans.
As for Andrew Watt, he’s been steadily doing his part in recent months to bridge the gap between “old” and “new” in terms of classic rock crossovers into mainstream pop. He produced Ordinary Man, the No. 1-selling album from Ozzy Osbourne that was released in February, a collaboration that stemmed from Osbourne’s participation in the track “Take What You Want,” a major hit for Post Malone in 2019.