Thundercat’s “Them Changes” Video Is A Wounded Samurai’s Lament

Mad swordplay and a few touching moments.

Dads and their garages. Who knows what kind of mischief they get up to in there? Thundercat knows and the funk ronin is giving us a peek in his "Them Changes" video, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada. Inside a roomy dad sanctuary (what is that, a two car? Three?) our heroic Green Samurai suffers a devastating lost at the gauntlets of Red Samurai. What follows is a dreamy and genuinely moving take on injury in the field of one's passion.


Estrada explains in a statement: “Stories like athletes' careers ending after injuries or artists losing their site/hearing/ability to perform; these concepts are truly heartbreaking. I also know that Thundercat has a thing for samurais—so I saw an opportunity to make everyone happy here. Or everyone sad, I guess.”

Thundercat's fantastic new mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam is out now on Brainfeeder.

Thundercat’s “Them Changes” Video Is A Wounded Samurai’s Lament