Ahead of his upcoming fourth studio release, Drunk, Thundercat has dropped the first glimpse into his newest funk odyssey; Show You the Way. With classic soft rock greats Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald joining him for this track, the trio create a soulful blend of Thundercat’s signature jazz funk and soft rock revival.
Thundercat’s dreamy vocals glide over a haze of electric pianos and bass grooves, slower in tempo than his usual work yet just as lush and captivating. Ushering Loggins in for the second verse (“Tell ’em how you feel, Kenny”), and McDonald in for the final verse (“Ladies and gentleman, Michael McDonald”), each member of the trio manages take control of the track and deliver sensual and smooth vocals in a romantic soft rock / funk style.
If this is the direction his next release seems to be taking, Thundercat’s Drunk seems ready to be his most daring album yet.