The much-anticipated Thundercat and BADBADNOTGOOD collaboration track “King of the Hill” has been released. The Flying Lotus-produced single has been on the radar since FlyLo’s label Brainfeeder announced their upcoming 10-year anniversary project, Brainfeeder X.
While Thundercat, FlyLo, and BADBADNOTGOOD all have impressive and unique discographies, “King of the Hill” proves to be a testament to the potential of collaboration. BADBADNOTGOOD’s arrangement is characteristically jazzy, meticulous, and tight, and Thundercat’s bass jams with the band while his angelic voice guides the message. While all this natural jamming is happening, leave it to FlyLo to come through with the production. The arrangement is flush and well-thought-out with interludes that create a sense of calm to take in the waves of funk. This is exactly what Brainfeeder and Brainfeeder X are all about, and nothing could convey that feel and that message than the song itself.
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