'Show You the Way' is the lead single from “Drunk”, the critically acclaimed third full-length album from Grammy-winning bassist and producer Thundercat, out now on Brainfeeder. The track features Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins and, this summer, the trio performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The video for 'Show You The Way' was just released and follows the spiritual journey of the samurai featured in 2015’s “Them Changes” video.
Featuring cameos from McDonald and Loggins the video was directed by Katarzyna Sawicka and Carlos Lopez Estrada who note, “We got the track from Thundercat and quickly realized that we had a unique opportunity to continue the story that we had started with ‘Them Changes.’ We ended that video on a fairly grim note but ‘Show You The Way’ offered a bright and contrasting soundtrack for a sequel of redemption”.
The Los Angeles native will wrap up his extensive North American tour this weekend at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles. He’ll be performing at Hollywood Forever along with Brainfeeder head Flying Lotus. His European tour kicks off in 11th November at the Netherlands’ Rockit Festival - including a stop in London at the Shepherd's Bush Empire - with Louis Cole, Jameszoo, Dorian Concept, Lefto, Superpoze (DJ) and Oso Leone stepping up to support along the way.
“Drunk" is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus. Since it’s release, the album has gone on to be named one of the best albums of the year so far by AV Club, Billboard, The Guardian, NME, Complex, Esquire, Pigeons & Planes, SPIN, Stereogum and more.
Thundercat is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner. The South Los Angeles-native has released three critically acclaimed full length albums on Brainfeeder Records - "The Golden Age of Apocalypse" (2011), "Apocalypse" (2013) and "Drunk" (2017)—and 2015 mini-album "The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam". 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.