IT IS WHAT IT IS - INDIE VERSION by THUNDERCAT

SKU111772
ArtistTHUNDERCAT
TitleIT IS WHAT IT IS - INDIE VERSION
LabelBRAINFEEDER
Catalog #BF 100E
Genre
ReleaseW 17 - 2020
FormatVinyl - UKLP
EAN Barcode5054429140781
Import
 € 21,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Lost In Space/Great Scott/22-26
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-01-01.mp3
  2. Innerstellar Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-01-02.mp3
  3. I Love Louis Cole (feat Louis Cole)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-01-03.mp3
  4. Black Qualls (feat Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington & Childish Gambino)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-01-04.mp3
  5. Miguel's Happy Dance
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-01-05.mp3
  6. How Sway
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-01-06.mp3
  7. Funny Thing
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-01-07.mp3
  8. Overseas (feat Zack Fox)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-02-01.mp3
  9. Dragonball Durag
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-02-02.mp3
  10. How I Feel
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-02-03.mp3
  11. King Of The Hill
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-02-04.mp3
  12. Unrequited Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-02-05.mp3
  13. Fair Chance" (feat Ty Dolla Sign & Lil B
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-02-06.mp3
  14. Existential Dread
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-02-07.mp3
  15. It Is What It Is" (feat Pedro Martins)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bf_100e_it_is_what_it_is_-_indie_version/sf762245-01-02-08.mp3

Description

“It Is What It Is” is produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, Badbadnotgood, Louis Cole and Zack Fox. 140g cream vinyl LP housed in a 3mm spined sleeve with gold foil detail and OBI strip.

“It Is What It Is” follows his game-changing third album “Drunk” (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. “This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that,” Bruner says about “It Is What It Is”. “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.”

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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