RELEASE DATE - 3rd April 2020
Thundercat's new album is produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat which features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox.
"It Is What It Is" follows his game-changing third album "Drunk" (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. "This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that," Bruner says about "It Is What It Is". "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."
The unruly bounce of new single 'Black Qualls' is classic Thundercat, teaming up with Steve Lacy (The Internet) and Funk icon Steve Arrington (Slave). It's another example of Stephen Lee Bruner's desire to highlight the lineage of his music and pay his respects to the musicians who inspired him. Discovering Arrington's output in his late teens, Bruner says he fell in love with his music immediately: "The tone of the bass, the way his stuff feels and moves, it resonated through my whole body."
Format - CD, Red Coloured Vinyl LP, Limited Edition Cream Coloured Vinyl LP, Deluxe Limited Edition Clear Vinyl LP, Deluxe Limited Edition Picture Disc Vinyl LP
1. Lost In Space / Great Scott / 22-26
2. Innerstellar Love
3. I Love Louis Cole (feat. Louis Cole)
4. Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, & Childish Gambino)
5. Miguel's Happy Dance
6. How Sway
7. Funny Thing
1. Overseas (feat. Zack Fox)
2. Dragonball Durag
3. How I Feel
4. King Of The Hill
5. Unrequited Love
6. Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B)
7. Existential Dread
8. It Is What It Is
Thundercat - It Is What It Is
- Product Code: BF100, BF100E, BF100X, BF100DX, BFCD100
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