Thundamentals are back with a vengeance. The hip-hop four-piece of Tuka, Jeswon, Pon Cho and DJ Morgs have returned to the fore with new single Late Nights, which interestingly premiered on their hometown community radio station, Blue Mountains 89.1 FM, after being announced via classified advertisement in the Blue Mountains Gazette.
The track is the first new music we’ve been blessed with with since last album So We Can Remember, which came back in 2014. Although no further details have been officially announced, we can no doubt assume that this is the first single to come from a forthcoming album or possibly EP.
According to Tuka, ‘Late Nights’ isn’t just a nod to partying it’s also an acknowledgement of all of the late nights spent working on your craft. This song is about that epiphany moment where you realise you are better off taking a risk rather than trying to conform. It’s about celebrating the process rather than the finish line.”
This is a heavy, trappy song that’s absolutely taken influence from the big trends in hip-hop today. A big beat echoes in the background, while the bars swing from rhyme to rhyme in between. Flitting percussion fills space in between, while a pitch shifted hook definitely evokes a heady nightclub vibe, spitting about popping bottles and turning up at the club.
Thundamentals will also be supporting Macklemore & Ryan Lewis next month at some of Australia’s hugest venues – hopefully fans can look forward to hearing some more tunes by then. Full details can be found here.
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