new music: electro-r&b bassist and singer-songwriter thundercat returns with enticingly melodic ode to technology in new track ‘bus in these streets’
By Sound Check
August 25, 2016
‘It’s OK to disconnect sometimes…’
Thundercat is back and better than ever with the latest release of his new track ‘Bus in These Streets’. The R&B/funk bassist and singer-songwriter has previously joined the Brainfeeder creative alongside Flying Lotus, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Shabazz Palaces and The Gaslamp Killer- and with the groove of his latest piece, the influence of collaboration is apparent, and extemely tangible.
The tracks multi-layered, fun beat leaves listeners uncontrollably swaying with its progressions as their swept into the reality of production. It’s bouncy, repetitive breakdown pays a not-so-subtle homage to the crucial influence of the Funk rhythms, and artists such as the incomparable George Clinton- while gifting audiences a much-needed escape. Peppered with a consistent electro-manipulation, ‘Bus in These Streets’ transports you to your most-freeing state of mind, and you can finally relax- because the song and its melodies won’t let you go. Holding you in a trance, throughout the single- though able to release- listeners are constantly engaged and kept on their toes.
A perfect track for summer- and however much we have left- Thundercat’s project is tinged with the hope of another verse, another beat, and another day. Check out the moving piece below, and keep up with him and the Brainfeeder collective this weekend at AFROPUNK Brooklyn.
By Cree B. McClellan, AFROPUNK contributor
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