Performing the song "XS" off her debut album, SAWAYAMA, released earlier this year, the British singer brought her contemporary take on Max Martin-era Britney Spears Y2K pop to American late night and didn't hold back.
The performance brought out everything: Corsets, choreo, crimson, capitalist critique. Flanked by masked dancers swirling around her with gold, jewels and showering her in cash, Sawayama scarcely breaks eye contact with the camera as she sings about Cartier and Tesla Xs without missing a step.
Her US TV debut is just the latest in what has been a breakout year for Sawayama. The musician's aforementioned debut was practically universally adored by critics and fans, even earning her an endorsement from Sir Elton John and making the LP a shoe-in for all those countless upcoming year-end "Best of" lists.