It Is What It Is
The unruly bounce of new single ‘Black Qualls’ is classic Thundercat, teaming up with Steve Lacy (The Internet) and Funk icon Steve Arrington (Slave). It’s another example of Stephen Lee Bruner’s desire to highlight the lineage of his music and pay his respects to the musicians who inspired him. Discovering Arrington’s output in his late teens, Bruner says he fell in love with his music immediately: “The tone of the bass, the way his stuff feels and moves, it resonated through my whole body.”
‘Black Qualls’ emerged from writing sessions with Lacy, whom Thundercat describes as “the physical incarnate of the Ohio Players in one person - he genuinely is a funky ass dude”. It references what it means to be a black American with a young mindset: “What it feels like to be in this position right now… the weird ins and outs, we’re talking about those feelings… Part of me knew this [track] was where Steve [Arrington] left us.”
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FORMAT INFORMATIONColoured LP Info: 140g red vinyl, housed in a 3mm spined sleeve with OBI strip.
Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.
Deluxe LP Info: 140g transparent clear vinyl, housed in a 6mm spined gatefold sleeve with gold foil detail and OBI strip.
Deluxe LP includes MP3 Download Code.
Indies Exclusive LP Info: 140g cream vinyl, housed in a 3mm spined sleeve with OBI strip.
Indies Exclusive LP includes MP3 Download Code.
Picture Disc Info: Limited edition 140g picture disc, housed in a 6mm spined gatefold sleeve with gold foil detail and OBI strip.
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CD Info: CD softpack.