Thundercat: Bus In These Streets
on 23 August 2016
Once again, Thundercat has managed to combine whimsy, innocence and sweetness with melancholy and pathos. For his new track, "Bus in These Streets" the multitalented musician/singer/producer has teamed up with frequent collaborator Flying Lotus and the result is sunny but sad. He laments the crazy world—mostly thanks to technology—and at the same time accepts it: "Thank God for technology / 'cause where would we be if we couldn't tweet our thoughts? / Won't you leave some things to mystery?" Evidently the stress and joy of the internet is universal, as he assures himself and listeners, "It's OK to disconnect sometimes."