Thundercat Announces 'Drunk' Album, New Single + Tour

Thundercat Announces 'Drunk' Album, New Single + Tour

by Kevito
January 25, 2017 10:01 AM

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Ladies + germs, gather around this funky fire as we are ecstatic to announce that Thundercat will release his third full-length studio album on Feb. 24 via Brainfeeder. Yes, you read that correctly, the Grammy-winning singer / superhuman bassist is unleashing, Drunk, a 23-track sonic adventure that promises to take listeners into the “often hilarious, sometimes dark mind” of the 32-year-old genius multi-instrumentalist.

Joining him on this epic journey are Kendrick LamarPharrellWiz KhalifaKamasi Washington and Flying Lotus. To commemorate the reveal, Thundercat is also letting go the first loosie from the project, a ballad called “Show You The Way,” which by the looks of it will be played during hood proms, park jams and red light special parties. Featuring two of Thundercat’s musical heroes—Michael McDonald Kenny Loggins—the song comes after mentioning his love for the latter and performing with the former last September.

“These are [the] guys that I’ve listened to and where I felt that I’ve learned that honesty in the music,” Thundercat told the Red Bull Music Academy Daily. “Kenny Loggins is one of my favorite songwriters.” In fact, according to Thundercat, Loggins was the one who suggested to add the “I Keep Forgettin'” star to the track. “I think one of the most beautiful moments of it was realizing how amazing Michael McDonald was. He would go through so many ideas and have so much to offer. To him, the song is meant to be both humorous and serious, saying, “[“Show You The Way”] is about going down the rabbit hole, taking you to another place … 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.”

For more on Thundercat’s inspiration behind the album, its title and “Show You The Way,” read an excerpt from his Red Bull Music Academy Daily chat. Listen to “Show You The Way” below, check out the tour dates for when Thundercat comes to your town + peep the track listing.

Drunk will be out on Feb. 24 via Brainfeeder on CD + digital, with the vinyl comprised of four red 10″ records housed in a lift-off box featuring photography by Eddie Alcazar and artwork by Zack Fox on March 10. Pre-order now before it is too late!

Drunk Album 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
07. Jethro
08. Day & Night
09. Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)
10. Walk On By (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
11. Blackkk
12. Tokyo
13. Jameel’s Space Ride
14. Friend Zone
15. Them Changes
16. Where I’m Going
17. Drink Dat (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
18. Inferno
19. I Am Crazy
20. 3AM
21. Drunk
22. The Turn Down (feat. Pharrell)
23. DUI

Drunk World Tour Dates:

2.12 The Independent – San Francisco, CA *sold out
2.13 The Independent – San Francisco, CA *sold out
2.14 The Independent – San Francisco, CA *sold out
2.16 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
2.17 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2.18 Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA
2.19 Barboza – Seattle, WA *sold out
2.21 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
2.22 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
2.24 Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
2.25 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
2.26 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
2.28 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
3.01 SAT – Montreal, QC
3.02 Paradise – Boston, MA *sold out
3.03 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
3.04 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
3.05 U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC *sold out
3.07 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
3.08 Nashville, TN – Exit In
3.10 Buku Music + Art Project – New Orleans, LA
3.11 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
3.12 Trees – Dallas, TX
3.16 Barby Club – Tel Aviv, Israel *sold out
3.17 Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey
3.18 Niebo Club – Warsaw, Poland
3.19 Yaam – Berlin, Germany
3.20 Mojo – Hamburg, Germany
3.21 CBE – Cologne, Germany
3.22 Thekla – Bristol, UK
3.23 Gorilla – Manchester, UK
3.24 Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool, UK
3.27 Vicar Street – Dublin, Rep. Of Ireland
3.28 Heaven – London, UK
3.29 La Cartonnerie – Reims, France
3.30 Trabendo – Paris, France
4.01 Fri-Son – Fribourg, Switzerland
4.02 Theater Moods – Zurich, Switzerland
4.03 Atelier Babylon – Bratislava, Slovakia
4.04 Porgy & Bess – Vienna, Austria
4.05 Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic
4.07 Motel Mozaique Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
4.08 Transition Festival – Utrecht, Netherlands
4.09 BRDCST Festival – Brussels, Belgium
4.15 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4.22 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4.27 Liquid Room – Tokyo, Japan
4.28 Blue Note – Nagoya, Japan
4.29 Metro – Kyoto, Japan
4.30 Conpass – Osaka, Japan

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