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Thundercat just released the first video from widely praised new mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. Watch the samurai-inspired, heartbreaking visual for funk-filled first single “Them Changes”, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada (Doomsday Entertainment):

“Thundercat’s take on heartbreak is so atypical that I figured the video for the song should be anything but a classic relationship-gone-wrong story,” notes Estrada. “Stories like athletes’ careers ending after injuries or artists losing their site/hearing/ability to perform; these concepts are truly heartbreaking. I also know that Thundercat has a thing for samurais—so I saw an opportunity to make everyone happy here. Or everyone sad, I guess.”

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The virtuosic bassist and singer-songwriter is also set for an extensive headline tour this fall, as well as performances at the Low End Theory Festival in Los Angeles, Pickathon Festival outside of Portland, OR, and the Afropunk Festivals in NYC and Atlanta this summer. See full tour routing here.The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam is the first new solo material in two years from Stephen Bruner—the man behind the Thundercat handle. The 6-track mini-album takes listeners on six spiraling excursions to the outer limits of jazz-funk. The follow-up to his sonically adventurous and widely praised second album Apocalypse was recently named ‘Best New Music’ by Pitchfork and sees Thundercat team back up with longtime sparring partner Flying Lotus, who co-produced three of the albums tracks. The legendary Herbie Hancock also pops up on keyboards on “Lone Wolf & Cub,” and there are contributions from fellow Brainfeeder family members Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Mono/Poly on sax, strings and production respectively.