New single from Thundercat, Tame Impala is lightning in a bottle
Every Monday, Add of the Week unveils all the new songs going into the 88Nine on-air playlist, with one hand-picked selection put in the spotlight by a member of our music team.
Thundercat and Tame Impala join up for a disco-swathed, future-funk sonic dream (that’s technically about a relationship nightmare) on “No More Lies.”
Groovy synth and bass cradle Thundercat’s airy confessionals, keeping things together just as the lyrics indicate everything is actually falling apart. And when Kevin Parker joins in on the confession, the complementary effect is a little hit of dopamine. “No More Lies” makes feeling real bad feel real good:
Love is a two-way street
I'm lettin' go because the both of us don't need to drive...
So put your seatbelt on, I think we're about to crash
In a world of pain…
As this is the first Thundercat song in over three years, it feels right on time to have something from him. And to have Tame Impala in the mix? A dream come true.
It sounds like we can all keep the dream alive, as Thundercat recently shared, “I’ve wanted to work with Kevin since the very first Tame Impala album. 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.”
You can listen to “No More Lies” here and on 88Nine by tuning your FM dial in Milwaukee or streaming worldwide on our website and mobile app.
This week’s other adds
- "Avalanche of Love,” WITCH (feat. Sampa the Great)
- "Know Better," Sir Chloe
- "Freak Out," Baaba Maal
- "A Child's Question, August," PJ Harvey
- "The Clutch," Palehound
- "Mermaids," Florence + the Machine
- "El Tiempo,” Novalima (feat. Dom La Nena)
- "Satellite," quickly, quickly
- "Every Day Like The Last," Wye Oak