Flying Lotus worked hard producing and writing for Thundercat’s new album—which is officially out now—so when it leaked early, he felt a certain way about it.

As consumers, we’ve gotten so used to album leaks that we sometimes lose sight of the effect it has on artists. Studies have shown that while album leaks may not hurt sales of popular major label artists like Drake or Lil Wayne, they do impact artists of lesser fame. Read through FlyLo’s thoughts on the matter above, and think twice before you go downloading a leak of your favorite indie artist’s next album.

You can buy Thundercat’s album Apocolypse here.