It’s only fitting that a new power ballad featuring Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald would come out on Hump Day.
“Show You The Way” is the first single from Thundercat’s upcoming album, Drunk, which comes out on February 24 via Brainfeeder. The Grammy-winning singer/bassist’s third full-length studio album is his most ambitious yet, a 23-song epic journey (see track listing below) that promises to delve into the often hilarious, sometimes mad genius mind of Thundercat and friends, which includes: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus.
Show You The Way” is the first single from Drunk, and features two of Thundercat’s music heroes (Loggins and McDonald), two blue-eyed soul icons who are responsible for a lot of baby making in the seventies and eighties. “These are guys that I’ve listened to and where I felt that I’ve learned that honesty in the music,” says Thundercat in a press statement. Listen to the song (BELOW).
Thundercat goes on, “That song (“Show You The Way”) to me is about going down the rabbit hole, taking you to another place… On the edge of dark, there’s the brightest light. 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.”
In addition to the new album, Thundercat will be on the Drunk World Tour, which kicks-off with three sold out shows in San Francisco. For more info on the tour go HERE.
THUNDERCAT – DRUNK (TRACK LISTING)
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
08. Day & Night
09. Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)
10. Walk On By (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
13. Jameel’s Space Ride
14. Friend Zone
15. Them Changes
16. Where I’m Going
17. Drink Dat (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
19. I Am Crazy
22. The Turn Down (feat. Pharrell)