Thundercat recently sat down for an interview with Sydney’s FBi Radio, but brought more than just his thoughts on Erykah Badu and longtime collaborator Flying Lotus. The experimental producer also debuted a previously unheard song.
A slick piece of jazz fusion and funk, the untitled number features guest contributions from Mono/Poly, an electronic artist who previously appeared on Thundercat’s instrumental tribute to the victims of November’s Paris terror attacks. A few minutes into the song and Thundercat can be heard referencing Kendrick Lamar — whose To Pimp A Butterfly masterpiece he extensively worked on — coolly singing, “Bitch, don’t kill my vibe.”
Stream the song here (scroll to the 14:20 mark).
Below, revisit “Them Changes”, from Thundercat’s surprise album, The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam.