Leave it up to Thundercat, Ty Dolla $ign, and of course, Lil B to create one of the most soulful grooves of the year. This epic collaboration is a cut off of Thundercat’s forthcoming album, It Is What It Is, and also happens to be a tribute to Mac Miller.
The track touches on how fame will undoubtedly end up changing the relationships in these artists’ lives, a sentiment certainly relevant to Mac’s experiences. Thundercat and Mac Miller worked closely together. Thundercat even sat in on Mac’s unforgettable Tiny Desk Concert performance. Here’s what Thundercat had to say about the track’s relation to Mac:
“When he passed it shook the ground for the artist community… Ty’s a strong dude and when he heard the song he knew exactly what it should be. I was there when he recorded it. We talked about what it was, and he did what he felt was right to it, and I love what he did.”
This song is composed beautifully. You could get lost in the guitar noodling alone. Thundercat and Ty Dolla $ign offer sultry vocal performances, with Lil B being a surprise wild card addition.
Listen to the new Thundercat track, “Fair Chance,” below and enjoy!