Thundercat brings us flawless instrumentation, painfully and comically earnest lyrics, and all around fun vibes with his fourth solo album, Drunk. The whole album is one long reverie as Thundercat’s high-pitched, echoing vocals float from song to song. Whether the song is soothing or soulful or groovy, Thundercat places the listener in a sweet cloudy trance.
In an era of Chromeo and pseudo-Chromeo’s, Drunk captures the true, full-bodied essence of funk and soul. The album’s unsurprising theme, consuming alcohol, acts as Thundercat’s playful muse throughout the record. He approaches the concept literally and figuratively, injecting timely metaphors that leave some lyrical interpretation up to the imagination. Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Kendrick Lamar, and Wiz Khalifa combine to make a superstar supporting cast.
You can stream and enjoy Drunk below (then throw yourself the best party you’ve never had).