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Thundercat announces new album, shares “Show You the Way” featuring Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins — listen

Third album, Drunk, also boasts contributions from Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus

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    Photo by Eddie Alcazar

    Today, Thundercat has announced plans to release his third studio album. Titled Drunk, it’s due out February 24th via Brainfeeder, the label founded by friend and frequent collaborator Flying Lotus.

    The follow-up to 2015’s mini-album The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam collects together a whopping 23 songs and features some A-list guests in Kendrick Lamar, FlyLo, Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, and Kamasi Washington.

    As a first look, lead single “Show You the Way” has been unboxed. A shimmering number steeped in ’70s soul, it features contributions from legendary musicians Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, who Thundercat calls “one of my favorite songwriters.”

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    “That song to me is about going down the rabbit hole, taking you to another place … On the edge of dark, there’s the brightest light,” the Grammy-winning producer and bass virtuoso explained to Red Bull Music Academy Daily. “It means a lot to me in the sense of … the experience that I’ve had growing up with friends and people that I’ve been around where it’s inviting them into where I come from emotionally. Sometimes it’s a pretty intense thing. The point is how weird things can get. I feel like it’s very funny that, in a way, of course Michael McDonald and Kenny would be there.”

    Stream “Show You the Way” below.

    Drunk Artwork:

    Thundercat - Drunk - Front & Back Cover

    Drunk Tracklist:
    01. Rabbot Ho
    02. Captain Stupido
    03. Uh Uh
    04. Bus In These Streets
    05. A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song Suite II)
    06. Lava Lamp
    07. Jethro
    08. Day & Night
    09. Show You the Way (feat. Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins)
    10. Walk on By (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
    11. Blackkk
    12. Tokyo
    13. Jameel’s Space Ride
    14. Friend Zone
    15. Them Changes
    16. Where I’m Going
    17. Drink Dat (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
    18. Inferno
    19. I Am Crazy
    20. 3AM
    21. Drunk
    22. The Turn Down (feat. Pharrell)
    23. DUI

    In support, Thundercat has mapped out an extensive world tour, including dates in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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    Thundercat 2017 Tour Dates:
    02/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    02/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    02/16 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    02/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
    02/18 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
    02/19 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    02/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    02/22 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    02/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
    02/25 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
    02/26 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
    02/28 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
    03/01 – Montreal, QC @ SAT
    03/02 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
    03/03 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    03/05 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    03/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
    03/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Buku Music + Art Project
    03/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
    03/12 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
    03/16 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Barby Club
    03/17 – Istanbul, TR @ Babylon
    03/18 – Warsaw, PL @ Niebo Club
    03/19 – Berlin, DE @ Yaam
    03/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo
    03/21 – Cologne, DE @ CBE
    03/22 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
    03/23 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
    03/24 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
    03/27 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
    03/28 – London, UK @ Heaven
    03/29 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
    03/30 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
    04/01 – Fribourg, CH @ Fri-son
    04/02 – Zurich, CH @ Theater Moods
    04/03 – Bratislova, SK @ Atelier Babylon
    04/04 – Vienna, AT @ Porgy & Bess
    04/05 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
    04/07 – Rotterdam, NL @ Motel Mozaique Festival
    04/08 – Utrecht, NL @ Transition Festival
    04/09 – Brussels, BE @ BRDCST Festival
    04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    04/27 – Tokyo, JP @ Liquid Room
    04/28 – Nagoya, JP @ Blue Note
    04/29 – Kyoto, JP @ Metro
    04/30 – Osaka, JP @ Conpass

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