Words by Evan Crandell @ec_onthe1
For Thundercat’s fans, the news that his latest single features Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald may bring a chuckle but not much surprise. The bassist has built a reputation not only for his virtuosic talent, but also for his playful, quirky personality. Perhaps the most refreshing thing about “Show You The Way,” however, is its lack of irony. It showcases a budding musician simply enjoying the company of two pop icons. The track, from the upcoming Drunk LP, features a characteristically deep groove, with smooth lyrics about the closeness of love and darkness, with each of the three trading verses seamlessly. “Show You The Way” proves that aside from his otherworldly musicianship, Thundercat charms with his ever-present unpredictability.
Drunk is due for release on February 24 via Brainfeeder.