Thundercat, “Them Changes” (Brainfeeder)
The insanely talented Thundercat returns, with an assist from FlyLo, on this bittersweet-flavored funk/soul/space/jazz ear candy.
Coils of rubber banded bass try to tell you something good over a beat that tiptoes in the dark. A smooth piano overlay matches wits with Thundercat’s sweet tenor and falsetto musings; a true detective arriving at the scene of his own love crime (“nobody move, there’s blood on the floor/and i can’t find my heart”… “it must have fell/when I lost my mind”). At the 1:20 mark, a transcendent, spacey free jazz odyssey that would be unexpected for anyone but TC. Love never hurt so good.
“Them Changes” is taken from a new mini-album, The Beyond/Where Giants Roam, due out Monday on Brainfeeder. Check out the track on the Brainfeeder Soundcloud page and, if you haven’t already, do yourself and favor and check out Thundercat’s earlier releases.