Thundercat’s Guitar Gently Weeps On NPR’s Tiny Desk In This Soulful Set (Video)

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Thundercat brought his guitar and his latest album Drunk into NPR’s Washington, D.C. offices. At the Tiny Desk, the Brainfeeder artist, the Los Angeles, California native born Stephen Bruner joined his band for several selections, including 2015 crossover hit, “Them Changes.” This song, including its innovative homage to The Isley Brothers’ “Footsteps In The Dark,” first appeared on 2015 EP The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam, before making a Drunk encore.

Before he gets there, Thundercat rocks out 2017’s sensuous “Lava Lamp” and the musical spin on a wretched place to be, “Friend Zone.”

Previously, Thundercat has worked on albums by Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla $ign, and others. His talents can be heard as far back as Erykah Badu’s 2008 New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), alongside Sa-Ra Creative Partners’ Shafiq Husayn and Om’Mas Keith, as well as Georgia Anne Muldrow.

#BonusBeat: For those out to enjoy a non-Hip-Hop Tiny Desk concert that is worth every bit of your time, see T-Pain’s (released this week in 2014), which strips away the vocoder and presents some raw Soul:

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