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

on January 25, 2017, 10:30am

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.”

“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.

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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