Thundercat and Tame Impala have joined forces for the new song ‘No More Lies’. Listen to it below.
“I’ve wanted to work with Kevin since the very first Tame Impala album,” Thundercat said in a press release. “I feel that I knew that us working together would be special. I’ve been excited about this song for a long time and hope to create more with Kevin in the future.”
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Thundercat elaborated:
For me personally, this is one of the greater moments for me. I don’t even know where to begin with this. This is me and Kevin Parker. And from the day I heard Kevin’s music, I knew me and him could do something. I knew it from the minute I heard it…I was like, “Man, I would’ve been in his band.” I remember something like saying, “I’m a fan of your music,” it almost feels like tongue in cheek. It’s a weird way to fluff. But there’s a part of it where I’m like, genuinely, for me, I own all your albums. And I remember a very specific thing for me, and we both, we were sitting there while we started working on it, and I had to make sure I had… Because there’s a part where it’s all washed over in alcohol psychologically for me. And I was like, “When did Apocalypse Dreams come out?” Just to see which order this is in, because there’s a part that this could’ve inspired that, and there’s a part where we both were just in the same mind frame, psychologically, in the feelings of certain things, I think. And I expressed to Kevin how Apocalypse Dreams got me through one of the hardest moments in my life. That song, I can distinctly remember myself in the car crying and screaming the lyrics to that song, but it was coming out like vomit. Just was kind of one of those things where I’m like, maybe if I ever meet him one day. Here we are. There’s only a couple songs like that. And it was like that helped me cope. That was one of the helps. That was one of a genuine spiritual moment for me. And I told him, and I was like, “The minute you said ‘Everything is changing,’ it just made me feel okay.” And I then I was like, “Kevin, I don’t think you understand what I’m saying.” So what you’re hearing with this is everything from that. That’s what this feels like for me. Yeah, he’s a G. Yeah. Kevin’s sick, man.
‘No More Lies’ marks the first official Thundercat single in over three years. In 2020, the musician released It Is What It Is, which won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Progressive R&B Album.