Thundercat ft. Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins - "Show You The Way"
Not too long ago, I was at home listening to Pandora. My better half hooked up a fire "'80s R&B" radio station, and I realized that that might be my go-to era and sound for music. Something about the passion-drenched vocals mixed with funkier basslines and crispy drums gets me moving. That's also why I fuck with Thundercat; he's so stuck in that zone, to the point that "Show You The Way," his new single from his upcoming album Drunk, feels like it's a previously-unreleased gem straight from the '80s. This man even got the legendary Michael McDonald to coast on this? Somehow he made Kenny Loggins in 2017 be a thing I can't chuckle at? While I'm waiting for R&B to feel like that again, I'll gladly journey back to my youth on some Thundercat loveliness.—khal