Thundercat shares soulful new song “Bus In These Streets” — listen

Bass virtuoso comments on society's addiction to technology

Thundercat // Photo by Kris Fuentes Cortes

    Photo by Kris Fuentes Cortes

    Next month, Thundercat is expected to join George Clinton, Shabazz Palaces, The Gaslamp Killer, and more at a trio of Brainfeeder-themed shows in California (9/15-16 in Oakland, 9/17 in Los Angeles). Turns out the experimental producer and bass virtuoso will come bearing new music in the form of “Bus In These Streets”.

    Revealed today, the airy and smooth tune is meant as a “comedic ode to our dependence on technology,” according to a press release (hence the wacky artwork below). It features Thundercat on vocals and bass as well as frequent collaborator Steve Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, on programming and editing duties.

    Stream it below.


    Along with his Kendrick Lamar-referencing untitled track back in February, “Bus In These Streets” is one of his first pieces of new material since his 2015 mini-album, The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam. He’ll next contribute music to FlyLo’s upcoming Kuso feature film.

    “Bus In These Streets” Artwork: