The new single follows on from the announcement of his forthcoming LP It Is What It Is, which was supported by lead single ‘Black Qualls’. ‘Dragonball Durag’ tones down on its predessecors hard funk for a much more soulful, jazzy aesthetic, with frequent collaborators Kamasi Washington and Flying Lotus also appearing on the track.
It’s also got some of the best lyrics released this year – highlights include “Tell me, am I doin’ it right?/ I may be covered in cat hair, but I still smell good / Baby, let me know, how do I look in my durag?” It seems that Thundercat is well and truly getting weird with this new record, and we’re here for it. Listen to the new track below.
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