Thundercat and the unidentified H.E.R. in this week's The Lists
The Play List
For the past three years, I have been involved in a protracted meditation on Thundercat. Graeme Arendse (art director, Chimurenga) reckons he jacked his whole swag from George Duke and Herbie Hancock. I prefer to imagine him as “heavily influenced”.
Thundercat — Them Changes
George Duke — Liberated Fantasy
Herbie Hancock — Trust Me
Roy Ayers — Liquid Love
It generally takes me months to catch on to anything new, so I’m assuming that this is no longer emergent. H.E.R’s Volume 1 feels like a somewhat nostalgic, historically rigorous RnB intervention. Although her identity has not been disclosed, Genius has reported that it’s songstress Gabi Wilson.
H.E.R. — Volume 1
RAY BLK — Durt
Solange — A Seat at the Table
Roberta Flack — Feel Like Making Love