There’s a song that I’ve been unable to shake from my cranium of late; ‘Complexion (A Zulu Love)’ off Kendrick Lamar’s atomic bomb ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’. The production team for that sweetly melodious number, and a couple of other songs on TPAB, included bassist extraordinaire Thundercat. Extraordinaire fits just right on a musician who started making hits at just 15 years of age and has been on the cutting edge of music as it evolves ever since. He was one of the players on Erykah Badu’s phenomenal 2008 album ‘New Amerykah’ and more recently gave Flying Lotus a hand on ‘You’re Dead!’
Thundercat’s discography as a solo artist so far only consists of two projects; ‘The Golden Age of Apocalypse‘ and ‘Apocalypse‘. But album, or mini-album number three is on the way; the tracklist for the six-track ‘The Beyond/Where Giants Roam’ is already out. More tellingly, the first single of the recording is out. ‘Them Changes’ is an instantly loveable tune with a easy flow that you’ll find yourself snapping to before any invitation is given. Everything from the plucky guitars to the mellow vocals in perfectly distilled harmony and the fortifying keyboard touches comes together to create a funky brew that goes with any mood. Of course it helps that FlyLo had a hand in the production. And there are Kamasi Washington sax blasts for good measure.
Ear candy rarely comes this tasty.
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