Thundercat performed tracks from his solo project Drunk for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. The musician, whose rise to fame came off the back of his ingenious collaborations with the likes of Childish Gambino, Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington and most famously, on Kendrick Lamar’s seminal and now historical album, To Pimp A Butterfly, has become a master of music in his own right. Now riding on the much deserved success of his third solo album Drunk, Thundercat - joined by some familiar faces on accompaniment - completes a very special and very surreal set for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. The musician famed for creating a unique blend of jazz with effects and frenzies of other scattered elements performs them live in an intimate setting, and although this performance is a toned down and understated incarnation of his sound, the added violin, bass and feral interlude effects make it a worthy watch.
Watch the video via NPR Music below.
Thundercat will be playing Manchester’s Albert Hall on Wednesday 15th November.
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