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In Review: Thundercat and Tame Impala's, "No More Lies"

Thundercat has returned with his first original single in three years, gifting fans with a stellar collaboration between himself and Tame Impala.


SOUND

This unexpected collaboration between Thunder Cat and Tame Impala was perfectly executed. Thundercat brings a raw, jazzy sound with his vocals and interesting bass lines. Tame Impala impressively fills the rest of the puzzle with his production. The track beings with Thundercat’s smooth vocals. They stand out against the engaging synth line but, the hi-hat in the drums is the most prominent feature of the beat. The complexity of the drum beat matches up well with the complexity of the bass and synth lines. This song has a very bright feeling to it overall, earning this group a 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for their sound.


LYRICS

This track explores the complicated process of letting a lover go and discusses the strong sense of loneliness that comes with freshly exiting a relationship. In the chorus they sing, “My troubles are my own unless she wants to come back”. These two discuss this heavy topic in an amusing light, with Thundercat having a monologue at the end where he says, “I don't wanna tell you I don't care, but if it seems like I don't care. It doesn't mean I don't care, it just looks like I don't care”. Here he is hinting at the meaning behind the song's title, expressing that he wants to be truthful with his lover, even if what he feels is not the best thing to say. The group gets an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating scale for their lyrics.


ART BEHIND THE TRACK

Thundercat put out a visual for the track on Youtube, which was extremely nature-oriented, as it pictures a heated race between a cheetah and a gazelle. Thundercat also revealed an upcoming tour on his Instagram. Fans have expressed their excitement for this track on many social media platforms, even suggesting that the two create a joint album. Thundercat gains a 6/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for his art.


Overall, this group gains a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.


Stream, "No more lies" below.




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