Watch Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Steve Lacy And Steve Arrington Perform "Black Qualls" On 'Kimmel'
The performance also includes a brief interpolation of the late Mac Miller song "What's The Use?"
Thundercat took to Jimmy Kimmel Live recently to perform "Black Qualls," the first single from his forthcoming new album It Is What It Is, alongside Flying Lotus, Steve Lacy, and Steve Arrington (Slave). Toward the end of the performance, Thundercat also offered a brief tribute to the late Mac Miller, interpolating his song "What's The Use?" from his 2018 album Swimming.
Thundercat has released two singles from his upcoming album: "Black Qualls" and "Dragonball Durag," the latter of which he recently released a music video for. The video finds Thundercat hilariously shooting his shot at Quinta Brunson, Kali Uchis, and Haim, only to fail (mostly) miserably.
It Is What It Is will feature Childish Gambino, Ty Dolla $ign, Steve Lacy and others. It is produced by Thundercat and Flying Lotus. The album, which drops April 3, serves as the follow-up to 2017’s Drunk.
"This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that," Thundercat said in a previous press release. "It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don't necessarily understand…some things just aren't meant to be understood."
Thundercat is currently tour. His remaining tour dates can be viewed below.
03/10/20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
03/12/20 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
03/13/20 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
03/14/20 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
03/15/20 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
03/17/20 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
03/18/19 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
03/19/20 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
03/21/20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/22/20 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03/24/20 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
03/28/20 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore Silver Springs
03/29/20 – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
03/31/20 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
04/01/20 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
04/02/20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
04/04/20 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
04/05/20 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/06/20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas