In this clip from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Thundercat can be seen performing “Show You The Way” from his most recent album, Drunk. The song features Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, both of whom joined Thundercat on stage.
Thundercat recently talked with Red Bull about how the original collaboration came together. After first reaching out to Loggins, Thundercat recalled that “the first question he asked me was, ‘Are you joking?’ It was a weird moment. He was like, ‘Are you serious about working with me?’ I was like, ‘Absolutely.’ He opened up to it and he listened to the music.
“He listened to the music and he calls me back and he goes, ‘I’m listening to your music, man. You sound very jazz influenced. Are you into Mahavishnu Orchestra?’ I was like, ‘Yeah.’ He literally goes, ‘OK, I’m going to call Michael McDonald because I think that this would be a good chance to get him involved, because he’s also that kind of person.’” Read the full interview here.
Check out Thundercat’s Fallon performance below.