Last week, we had Thundercat release his album, Drunk. This week, we get his brother, Ronald Bruner Jr., releasing his album, Triumph.
Bruner Jr.’s project’s first single, “Take The Time,” featured Thundercat, but he goes all solo for the next one, “Whenever.”
A slower tempo than the electric previous single, “Whenever” dives into Bruner Jr.’s fiery, passionate feelings toward a singular woman.
“I was just dealing with life,” he told The FADER, who premiered the song, about the content of “Whenever.” “I write all of my lyrics and tend to talk about things happening in the moment. Whatever I’m in the moment to speak about, I speak about. [‘Whenever’] came out of me saying I can do anything I set my mind to — and I’m still working on it. If Prince is bad, if Stevie is bad, then I want to be bad. And I want to have that one joint on the record where there’s nobody else on it but me.”
Tell me there aren’t shades of Usher draping “Whenever” once you press play below. Pre-order Triumph on Bandcamp.