Thundercat and Kendrick Lamar should do us all a favour and release an album together. Having collaborated on Kendrick’s album, To Pimp a Butter Fly back in 2015, it seems only fair/natural that Kendrick has returned the favour and jumped on Thundercat’s new soulful track, ‘Walk On By’. The song in discussion rests amongst 22 other tracks that make up Thundercat’s most recent LP, Drunk (That’s right…23 tracks!). Drunk also boasts features from Flying Lotus and Pharrell, which, as I’m sure you can imagine, made it very difficult to decide what to froth on.
‘Walk On By’ is perfect for a sunset on a Sunday evening. Laced with the rhythmic ambience that Thundercat creates with his trademark wobbly bass and peculiar programming, you can relax and reflect on the week gone. That is until Kendrick interrupts; making you listen, as he always does to his short-lived verse that zips through the track thus perking you up and preparing you for the week ahead. With that said, ‘Walk On By’ sounds pretty good on a Tuesday too.
Drunk is available on all streaming services.