Late last month, Thundercat made his return in a big way when he released "Show You The Way" with Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins—a collaboration some could have only dreamed of. This week he followed things up with another unexpected release. Instead of sharing a romantic single for Valentine's Day, he voiced very relatable frustrations on "Friend Zone."

Being trapped in the friend zone is awful, especially when you don't learn you're in that friend zone until after you've already invested too much time and effort into someone. On his latest single, Thundercat takes a stand for anyone who can relate to this unfortunate situation. Besides just being a damn good song at its core, "Friend Zone" also serves as motivation for listeners to put an end to this treatment and move on to something better.—Adrienne Black

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