Thundercat debuts new single “Friend Zone”

Thundercat debuts new single "Friend Zone"

Today, Grammy-winning bassist & singer Thundercat released a new aural treat for fans from new album Drunk. The humorous lament on the antithesis of Valentine’s Day romance—the dreaded “friend zone” was produced by Mono/Poly.

“Friend Zone” is the latest track from Thundercat’s third full-length studio album Drunk, out February 24 on Brainfeeder. The album is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder honcho Flying Lotus.

Drunk is the follow up to Thundercat’s The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam. The album features fan favorite tracks “Bus In These Streets” and “Them Changes” and the widely praised single “Show You The Way” featuring Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins.

THUNDERCAT is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner. The South Los Angeles-native has released two critically acclaimed full-length albums on Brainfeeder Records and mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. Thundercat has also made contributions to landmark albums by Kamasi Washington (The Epic) and Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly).

Bruner found his instrument at the age of 4. That made him a late-bloomer in the house of Ronald, Sr., who drummed with the Temptations among others. He joined thrash legends Suicidal Tendencies as a teenager, and spent road and studio time with everyone from Stanley Clarke to Snoop Dogg to Erykah Badu. Eventually the name Thundercat stuck, a reference to the cartoon he’s loved since childhood and an extension of Bruner’s wide-eyed, vibrant, often superhuman approach to his craft.

Tour Dates

2.14 The Independent – San Francisco, CA *sold out
2.16 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR *sold out
2.17 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC *sold out
2.18 Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA *sold out
2.19 Barboza – Seattle, WA *sold out
2.21 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
2.22 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
2.24 Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
2.25 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
2.26 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
2.28 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
3.01 SAT – Montreal, QC
3.02 Paradise – Boston, MA *sold out
3.03 Irving Plaza – New York, NY *sold out
3.04 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
3.05 U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC *sold out
3.07 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
3.08 Exit In – Nashville, TN
3.10 Buku Music + Art Project – New Orleans, LA
3.11 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
3.12 Trees – Dallas, TX
3.16 Barby Club – Tel Aviv, Israel *sold out
3.18 Niebo Club – Warsaw, Poland
3.19 Yaam – Berlin, Germany
3.20 Mojo – Hamburg, Germany
3.21 CBE – Cologne, Germany
3.22 Thekla – Bristol, UK *sold out
3.23 Gorilla – Manchester, UK *sold out
3.24 Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool, UK *sold out
3.27 Vicar Street – Dublin, Rep. Of Ireland
3.28 Heaven – London, UK *sold out
3.29 La Cartonnerie – Reims, France
3.30 Trabendo – Paris, France
4.01 Fri-Son – Fribourg, Switzerland
4.02 Theater Moods – Zurich, Switzerland
4.03 Atelier Babylon – Bratislava, Slovakia
4.04 Porgy & Bess – Vienna, Austria
4.05 Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic
4.07 Motel Mozaique Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
4.08 Transition Festival – Utrecht, Netherlands
4.09 BRDCST Festival – Brussels, Belgium
4.15 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4.22 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4.27 Liquid Room – Tokyo, Japan
4.28 Blue Note – Nagoya, Japan
4.29 Conpass – Osaka, Japan
4.30 Metro – Kyoto, Japan