Thundercat Debuts “Dragonball Durag”

Thundercat has dropped "Dragonball Durag"
Thundercat "Dragonball Durag,"

Thundercat has dropped “Dragonball Durag,” the second single of his forthcoming release It Is What It Is, out April 3rd on Brainfeeder. The song, was produced by Thunder and Flying Lotus. “I have a Dragon Ball tattoo… it runs everything. There is a saying that Dragon Ball is life,” Bruner explains. As for the durag: “There are two types of people in the world, the guy with the durag and the guy who doesn’t know what a durag is. The durag is a superpower, to turn your swag on… it does something, it changes you. If you have one in the wardrobe, think about wearing it tonight, and it may pop off because you never know what’s going to happen.”

“Dragonball Durag” follows previous single “Black Qualls” which featured Steve Lacy (The Internet) and Funk icon Steve Arrington (Slave). The album, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat, also features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole, and Zack Fox.

“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.”

It Is What It Is
Track Listing

1. Lost In Space / Great Scott / 22-26
2. Innerstellar Love
3. I Love Louis Cole (feat. Louis Cole)
4. Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, & Childish Gambino)
5. Miguel’s Happy Dance
6. How Sway
7. Funny Thing
8. Overseas (feat. Zack Fox)
9. Dragonball Durag
10. How I Feel
11. King Of The Hill
12. Unrequited Love
13. Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B)
14. Existential Dread
15. It Is What It Is (feat. Pedro Martins)

Live Dates

2/28 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre – SOLD OUT
2/29 Portland, OR – PDX Jazz Festival – SOLD OUT
3/1 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo *
3/3 Arcata, CA – Van Duzer Theatre
3/4 Chico, CA – Senator Theatre *
3/6 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
3/7 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
3/8 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory North Park *
3/10 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren *
3/12 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
3/13 Omaha, NE – Slowdown *
3/14 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore *
3/15 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
3/17 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre ○
3/18 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre ○
3/19 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre ○
3/21 Boston, MA – House of Blues ○
3/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore ○
3/24 New York, NY – Webster Hall – SOLD OUT ○
3/25 New York, NY – Webster Hall – SOLD OUT ○
3/28 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring ○
3/29 Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
3/31 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works ○
4/1 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel ○
4/2 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ○
4/9 London, UK – Roundhouse
4/11 Manchester, UK – Academy
4/14 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
4/15 Paris, FR – Elysée Montmartre
4/17 Berlin, DE – Astra
4/21 Osaka, JP – Big Cat
4/22 Nagoya, JP – Club Quattro
4/23 Ebisu, JP – Yebisu Garden Hall

* Support from Guapdad 4000

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