Sabrina Carpenter to Make SNL Debut with Caffeinated Hit

Sabrina Carpenter to Make SNL Debut with Caffeinated Hit

Sabrina Carpenter will light up Saturday Night Live with her new single "Espresso" and actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The track, an infectious summer anthem, joins a rich legacy of coffee-inspired songs. From Peggy Lee’s “Black Coffee” to SZA’s “Percolator,” coffee has long been a muse for musicians. Carpenter’s song, a playful take on love and insomnia, continues this tradition. In anticipation of her performance, we revisit iconic coffee tunes, including Blur's "Coffee & TV," Otis Redding's "Cigarettes and Coffee," Squeeze's "Black Coffee in Bed," and Chappell Roan's "Coffee." Each song uses coffee as a metaphor to explore themes like love, addiction, and escape. Carpenter’s "Espresso" stands out with its catchy beat and empowering lyrics. Prepare for a night of musical caffeine on SNL.

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