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Single Review: Thundercat – Final Fight
Thundercat's latest single bursts with anxious energy, yet fails to reach the highs of his last project, reviews Rhiannon Storer
Everyone’s favourite pink-haired mythical bassist has returned. Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat - best known for his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington and Erakah Badu - has released a new song as part of the Adult Swim singles program, and stands as the series’ 54th single. Entitled “Final Fight”, one would expect, judging by the title, the song to sound like a forcible departure from his stoned-soul vibe - a deranged sucker-punch of jazz similar to Miles Davis post-In A Silent Way. Rather, thankfully, the song keeps Thundercat’s whimsical nature at heart and captures the energy of its old school Capcom arcade namesake.
“It maintains its astral glitter jazz-fusion style, but you can’t help but feel that the song sounds too ‘bubbly’
This is not a song to vibe to on a chill night with your friends, but certainly the song continues to show the weird and wonderful mind of Thundercat and proves that his music shouldn’t be taken so seriously.