It Is What It Is drops on April 3rd.
Thundercat is one of his generation’s more versatile artists, as the 35-year-old artist is as adept at playing the bass as he is the drums; he’s as promising of a record producer as he is a talent identifier. For his new tracks, “Fair Chance,” he distills these ranging talents by recruiting Ty Dolla $ign and Lil B for the texture single.
Paying homage to his late friend, Mac Miller, whom Thundercat had previously collaborated in a variety of settings (including Mac’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert), “Fair Chance” isn’t a prototypically emotionally-devastating song like most in this vein are; it manages to capture pure, honest emotion, sure, but it acts as a stream-of-conscious tug-of-war, reconciling feelings of bliss celebrating who Mac was with the reality of his passing.
Ty Dolla $ign and Lil B echo these sentiments by speaking on their own personal relationships with the late musician.
“Fair Chance” is a single from Thundrecat’s upcoming album, It Is What It Is, due out April 3rd.
Listen to “Fair Chance” below: