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Thundercat announces new album, featuring Pharrell, Kenny Loggins and more

By | Published on Friday 27 January 2017


Thundercat has announced that he will release his third album, ‘Drunk’, next month. It features contributions from Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, former Doobie Brothers vocalist Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Flying Lotus. I didn’t even make one of those up.

“These are guys that I’ve listened to and where I felt that I’ve learned that honesty in the music”, says Thundercat. “Kenny Loggins is one of my favourite songwriters. [And] I think one of the most beautiful moments was realising how amazing Michael McDonald is. He would go through so many ideas and have so much to offer”.

Listen to the single, ‘Show You The Way’, featuring Loggins and McDonald, here:

Speaking about the album’s title, ‘Drunk’, he adds: “I’ve always tried to hold true to what Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus told me: ‘It has to come from an honest place’. I feel like it’s a place that I’ve been in different ways, seen different angles of and it’s been a bit inspirational – the drinking. It has its ups and downs and everything, but I felt like it showed the human side of what goes on behind things, something that I see with all of my friends. I felt like it was kind of interweaved in the music culture. And it’s something that’s never talked about”.

Following the album release, Thundercat will be on tour in the UK and Ireland. Here are the dates:

22 Mar: Bristol, Thekla
23 Mar: Manchester, Gorilla
24 Mar: Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
27 Mar: Dublin, Vicar Street
28 Mar: London, Heaven

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