Thundercat Pivots to Yacht Rock in His "Show You the Way" Video

Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins both cameo in the 'Drunk' single's weird video.

by Lauren O'Neill
Oct 12 2017, 4:13pm

In a stroke of true benevolence, Thundercat has provided a music video for "Show You the Way," the Drunk lead cut featuring Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. Delightfully, both yacht rockers appear in the video, apparently as part of a three-man wellness program. Smooth, smooth music, it appears, saves lives.

The basic narrative is that a seemingly pretty sad dude—the samurai who had his arms sliced off in 2015's "Them Changes" video, you may recall—is sent to 'TKM Wellness' (as in, Thundercat, Kenny, Michael) by his worried family. And via watching videos of the Holy Trinity—Thundercat, Kenny, Michael—singing into his soul, our beloved samurai finds joy again (this is signified by him wearing a poncho.) Directors Katarzyna Sawicka and Carlos Lopez Estrada say they ended the "Them Changes" video "on a fairly grim note but 'Show You The Way' offered a bright and contrasting soundtrack for a sequel of redemption."

So, it's basically an exact enactment of what happens to the rest of us while we watch it too. Thank you, Thundercat. See it above, find peace and catch Thundercat on the road at one of the gigs below:

Oct 13: Miami, FL - III Points Festival
Oct 14: Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery RBMA Festival w/ Flying Lotus
Nov 11: De Oosterpoort, NL - Rockit Festival
Nov 14: Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC w/ Dorian Concept
Nov 15: Manchester, UK - Albert Hall w/ Louis Cole
Nov 16: London, UK - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire w/ Louis Cole
Nov 17: Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso w/ Jameszoo
Nov 18: Hamburg, DE - Überjazz Festival
Nov 19: Antwerp, BE - Roma w/ Louis Cole and Lefto
Nov 21: Paris, FR - Élysée Montmartre w/ Louis Cole and Superpoze (DJ)
Nov 23: Madrid, ES - Teatra Barceló w/ Oso Leone
Nov 24: Barcelona, ES - Apolo w/ Oso Leone
Nov 25: Milan, IT - Jazz:RE:Found @ Base
Nov 27: Trento, IT - JAZZ'ABOUT @ Auditorium Trento

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