One of the truly great and rare things in music is when an artist surpasses an exceptional recording with an even better live performance. That's exactly what we've got with Phosphorescent doing "Song for Zula" on Jimmy Fallon last night:
Matthew Houck is capturing an amazing thing here. The heartbroken romantic poet is supremely confident in taking the band - 2 keyboard players, drummer with a shaker, conga player, bass, 3-piece string section - through the tour de force from his recently released album Muchacho.
My personal highlight is from around 2:30 to 3:03 where the crowd in back is waving their arms from side to side. The only complaint is that his guitar could be a little louder at the end. Everything else is A+.
Source: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon