Thundercat spent Halloween with a few of his friends—Stephen Colbert, Jon Batiste and Stay Human. The Grammy-winning bassist performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, sitting in with the Batiste and Stay Human.
“Show You the Way” was 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 who also joined Thundercat for a performance of the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this summer.
The “Show You The Way” video follows the spiritual journey of the samurai featured in 2015’s “Them Changes” and features 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.”
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 earlier this year, the album has gone on to be named one of the best albums of the year so far by AV Club, Billboard, Complex, Esquire, High Snobiety, LA Weekly, Mass Appeal, NME, Pigeons & Planes, SPIN, Stereogum, The Guardian 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.
THUNDERCAT TOUR DATES
11/11 De Oosterpoort, NL - Rockit Festival
11/14 Glasgow, UK - ABC
11/15 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
11/16 London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire
11/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
11/18 Hamburg, DE - Überjazz Festival
11/19 Antwerp, Belgium - Roma
11/21 Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
11/23 Madrid, ES - Teatra Barceló
11/24 Barcelona, ES - Apolo
11/25 Milan, IT - Jazz:RE:Found @ Base
11/27 Trento, IT - Jazz’ About @ Teatro Sanbapolis
12/29 Chicago, IL - Civic Opera House with Hannibal Buress