“Thundercat doesn’t remember whether he broke up with his ex-girlfriend or she broke up with him—perhaps he’s blocked it out—but what he does remember is that they broke up on February 14th. “Valentine’s Day is like placing a magnifying glass to the sun,” he says now. “It forces a person to evaluate a relationship. It brings up the question, ‘What is this?’”
Understandably, the soul-jazz singer-songwriter, producer, and bassist born Stephen Bruner has a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. “What I love about Valentine’s Day is that you possibly get to have sex. I don’t love how hard you have to work to have sex. But if you really like the person, you’ll want to go out of your way to show them you do. It’s a chance to show somebody, ‘Hey! I don’t think you’re a piece of shit. You’re cool, cool enough to show you attention for a day.’ I usually choose my mom or my cat.”
“The hate part is the expectation…” he says. “To some degree, it’s a tell-all as to how you feel about a person. It’s a lot of pressure, especially for a cat person who isn’t into a lot of emotions. You got to take into account that I’m pretty emotionally scarred. I don’t like a lot of affection.””
— via Pitchfork
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