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It Is What It Is
Artist
Thundercat
ReleaseProduct
It Is What It Is
Label
Brainfeeder
Catalogue Number
BFDNL100
Release Date
April 2020
  • Vinyl, 1×LP, Special Edition

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    Limited edition deluxe picture disc

    • + MP3
    • 140g picture disc vinyl
    • Gold foil detail
    • Obi strip
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    Estimated shipping: April 2, 2020

  • Vinyl, 1×LP, Coloured Vinyl

    Pre-order $22.99

    Red vinyl

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    • 140g red vinyl
    • Obi strip
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    Estimated shipping: April 2, 2020

  • Vinyl, 1×LP, Coloured Vinyl

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    Cream vinyl

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    • 140g cream coloured vinyl
    • Obi strip
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    Estimated shipping: April 2, 2020

  • Vinyl, 1×LP, Coloured Vinyl

    Pre-order $31.49

    Clear vinyl deluxe sleeve

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    • 140g clear vinyl
    • Gatefold sleeve
    • Gold foil detail
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    Estimated shipping: April 2, 2020

  • CD

    Pre-order $12.99

    Softpack

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    Estimated shipping: April 2, 2020

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Instant download of track: 'Dragonball Durag' with all pre-orders.

Full release delivered on release date: 04.03.20

Thundercat’s new LP It Is What It Is picks up where his last full-length, 2017’s Drunk, left off. Like that record It Is What It Is intersperses more fully-formed tracks with scene-setting vignettes.

A quick glance at the tracklisting shows several of the entries here clock in at under two minutes, but this does not reflect a paucity of ideas. Rather, the shorter interludes add light and shade to Thundercat’s already colourful combination of neo-soul, fusion-funk and R ‘n’ B - for instance, the spiritualised cooing of ‘How I Feel’ sets the scene perfectly for the astral yacht-rock jam ‘King Of The Hill’ that follows it.

As is often the case on Thundercat albums, a variety of guest stars appear on It Is What It Is. It’s an intriguing mix of talents here, one that simultaneously expands and refines the album’s sonic universe. The likes of Steve Lacy and Childish Gambino are easy bedfellows for Thundercat’s sound, and along with Steve Arrington they help to construct one of the record’s poppiest joints in ‘Black Qualls’. However, the meeting of Ty Dolla $ign and Lil B on the ultra-smooth ‘Fair Chance’ is delightfully unexpected. KNOWER’s Louis Cole and rap prankster Zack Fox are the other features on It Is What It Is.

Thundercat’s It Is What It Is is both another soulful triumph for the artist and also the sort of record that only he could make.

Photography by Eddie Alcazar

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Lost In Space / Great Scott / 22-26 Thundercat 1:22
  2. 2 Innerstellar Love Thundercat 2:41
  3. 3 I Love Louis Cole Thundercat featuring Louis Cole 3:24
  4. 4 Black Qualls Thundercat featuring Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington and Childish Gambino 3:09
  5. 5 Miguel's Happy Dance Thundercat 2:11
  6. 6 How Sway Thundercat 1:14
  7. 7 Funny Thing Thundercat 1:56
  8. 8 Overseas Thundercat featuring Zack Fox 1:28
  9. 9 Dragonball Durag Thundercat 3:01 Buy
  10. 10 How I Feel Thundercat 1:08
  11. 11 King Of The Hill Thundercat 2:51
  12. 12 Unrequited Love Thundercat 3:14
  13. 13 Fair Chance Thundercat featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Lil B 3:57
  14. 14 Existential Dread Thundercat 0:51
  15. 15 It Is What It Is Thundercat 5:02

Lost In Space / Great Scott / 22-26
Innerstellar Love
I Love Louis Cole (feat. Louis Cole)
Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, & Childish Gambino)
Miguel's Happy Dance
How Sway
Funny Thing
Overseas (feat. Zack Fox)
Dragonball Durag
How I Feel
King Of The Hill
Unrequited Love
Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B)
Existential Dread
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