Amidst the well-deserved commotion brought by the album releases of artists' like Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Matt Martians, and the now renown Migos, you may have missed "Show You The Way"; the latest single from Stephen Thundercat Bruner in lieu of the bass prodigy's 23-track LP, Drunk, which is set for a release date of February 24th. Indeed, it's shaping up to be another good year for music. "Show You The Way" is the second single Bruner has released from the album, with the first being "Bus in the Streets", a twinkly and uniquely pop social commentary about our internet addicted age.
Even with his long history as a bassist in punk/metal band Suicidal Tendencies, Thundercat has made his jazz hands notorious since the release of the critically acclaimed Golden Age Of Apocalypse via Brainfeeder. His signature, floating, cloud-like bass lines over funky percussive has earned the musician nods amongst some of jazz fusion's most notable craftsmen. But, this distinguishable sound, all in all, is something on its own. Much like "Bus in the Streets", "Show You The Way" is a little left of what we've heard over the last few years in that it feels a little more rooted in R&B than your standard Thundercat record.
To try and make things even more true to form, he recruits the talents of Kenny Loggins, the man who brought you classic pop anthems like "Danger Zone" and "Footloose, as well as the legendary singer-songwriter Michael McDonald. These two put their writing talents together before and brought you the seminal 80's record "What A Fool Believes", made popular by The Doobie Brothers. Drunk will also include cameos from Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington and long time friend and collaborator Flying Lotus. He has also released tour date information, which you can check here.