Thundercat will make his debut appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Monday, June 5. The Grammy-winning musician / producer will perform “Show You The Way” with music icons and two of his heroes Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.
“Show You The Way” is the lead single from Thundercat’s third album Drunk, out now on Brainfeeder Records. The collaboration happened after Thundercat mentioned his love of Loggins’ music several times during his press tour for his mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam, that lead to an introduction to Loggins via his keyboard player Dennis Hamm. He told Red Bull Music Academy Daily earlier this year, “These are guys that I've listened to and where I felt that I've learned that honesty in the music. Kenny Loggins is one of my favorite songwriters.” Loggins was the one that suggested bringing McDonald in on the track and, Thundercat adds, “I think one of the most beautiful moments of it was realizing how amazing Michael McDonald was. He would go through so many ideas and have so much to offer.” The trio previously appeared together as part of Loggins’ PBS Sound Stage special that aired earlier this year.
Look for Thundercat on the road throughout this year including performances at FYF Fest (LA), Afropunk (NY), Sonar Festival (Spain), Glastonbury Festival (UK) & more. For full tour routing, visit http://brainfeeder.net/thundercat.
THUNDERCAT is the alter ego of Grammy-winning virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner. The South Los Angeles-native joined thrash legends Suicidal Tendencies as a teenager, and spent road and studio time with everyone from Stanley Clarke to Snoop Dogg to Erykah Badu. He released his critically acclaimed third full length album Drunk earlier this year, and previously released two critically acclaimed full length albums—The Golden Age of Apocalypse (2011) and Apocalypse (2013)—as well as mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam (2015) via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder Records. Thundercat has also made outstanding contributions to landmark albums by Kamasi Washington (The Epic) and Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly). His work on Lamar’s netted him his first Grammy in 2016.