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NEWS: Thundercat unveils video for ‘Song for the Dead’

It’s been a whole year since bassist, composer and singer Thundercat released his mini-album The Beyond/ Where the Giants Roam, which was conceived while working with Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar.  He’s gearing up to release a new LP later in the year, but in the meantime he’s revealed the visuals to a cut from his last effort, ‘Song for the Dead.’

Thundercat’s visuals are known for being colourful and surreal, and ‘Song for the Dead’ is no different.  The animated clip, directed by Ryan McShane, depicts a pack of wolves moving between the realms of life and death as Thundercat himself plays the bass.  The video moves between splashes of psychedelic colours and stark line drawings, with some occasional photographs of satellites and the earth forming a backdrop.  It’s a sometimes crude but strangely thoughtful watch that sums up the song’s eerily existential nature.  Watch below.

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