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Thundercat Announces New Album 'It Is What It Is', Releases First Track Black Qualls

Thursday, 16 January 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Parker Day

Thundercat has announced his new album.

Executive produced by the Los Angeles bassist with Flying Lotus, 'It Is What It Is' boasts a crew of collaborators, including Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox.

The 15-track follow-up to 2017's 'Drunk' is scheduled to land on April 3 via Brainfeeder Records. Head below for the first cut Black Qualls, which builds on a thick bass groove and features Steve Lacy of the Internet and funk icon Steve Arrington. Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, said:

"This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that. It's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don’t necessarily understand… some things just aren’t meant to be understood."

Thundercat already has a North American tour scheduled for spring, kicking off in late February. Following that, he's lined up dates in Europe, including two UK shows in April. Tickets are on sale now.

'It Is What It Is' tracklist:

1. Lost In Space / Great Scott / 22-26
2. Innerstellar Love
3. I Love Louis Cole (feat. Louis Cole)
4. Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, & Childish Gambino)
5. Miguel's Happy Dance
6. How Sway
7. Funny Thing
8. Overseas (feat. Zack Fox)
9. Dragonball Durag
10. How I Feel
11. King Of The Hill
12. Unrequited Love
13. Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B)
14. Existential Dread
15. It Is What It Is

Thundercat Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri February 28 2020 - VANCOUVER British Columbia - Vogue Theatre Vancouver (Canada)
Sun March 01 2020 - SEATTLE Washington - Showbox SoDo (USA)
Tue March 03 2020 - ARCATA California - Van Duzer Theatre (USA)
Wed March 04 2020 - CHICO California - Senator Theatre (USA)
Fri March 06 2020 - OAKLAND California - Fox Theater - Oakland (USA)
Sat March 07 2020 - LOS ANGELES California - Wiltern Theatre (USA)
Sun March 08 2020 - SANTA ANA California - Observatory Santa Ana (USA)
Tue March 10 2020 - PHOENIX Arizona - Van Buren (USA)
Thu March 12 2020 - DENVER Colorado - Ogden Theatre (USA)
Fri March 13 2020 - OMAHA Nebraska - Slowdown (USA)
Sat March 14 2020 - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota - Fillmore - Minneapolis (USA)
Sun March 15 2020 - CHICAGO Illinois - Riviera Theatre - IL (USA)
Tue March 17 2020 - DETROIT Michigan - Majestic Theatre Detroit (USA)
Wed March 18 2020 - TORONTO Ontario - Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Canada)
Thu March 19 2020 - MONTREAL Quebec - Corona Theatre (Canada)
Sat March 21 2020 - BOSTON Massachusetts - House Of Blues - Boston (USA)
Sun March 22 2020 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Fillmore Philadelphia (USA)
Tue March 24 2020 - NEW YORK New York - Webster Hall (USA)
Wed March 25 2020 - NEW YORK New York - Webster Hall (USA)
Sat March 28 2020 - SILVER SPRING Maryland - Fillmore Silver Spring (USA)
Tue March 31 2020 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Marathon Music Works (USA)
Wed April 01 2020 - ASHEVILLE North Carolina - Orange Peel (USA)
Thu April 02 2020 - ATLANTA Georgia - Variety Playhouse (USA)
Sat April 04 2020 - NEW ORLEANS Louisiana - Joy Theater (USA)
Sun April 05 2020 - HOUSTON Texas - White Oak Music Hall (USA)
Mon April 06 2020 - DALLAS Texas - House of Blues Dallas (USA)

Thu April 09 2020 - LONDON Roundhouse (United Kingdom)
Sat April 11 2020 - MANCHESTER Manchester Academy 1 (United Kingdom)
Tue April 14 2020 - AMSTERDAM Paradiso (Netherlands)
Wed April 15 2020 - PARIS Elysee Montmartre (France)
Fri April 17 2020 - BERLIN Astra (Germany)

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