Thundercat, the Los Angeles native singer-songwriter & bass guitarist, appeared at the 65th Grammy award in stunning black attire. The Grammy Awards performance of “Bad Habit” by Steve Lacy and Thundercat wowed the crowd.
Thundercat joined Steve Lacy tonight at the 2023 Grammy Awards (February 5). They played “Bad Habit” by Lacy’s Gemini Rights with a full band in the background. The video is below.
Earlier in the evening, Lacy earned his first-ever Grammy by winning the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Progressive R&B Album for Gemini Rights. He got nominated for “Bad Habit” in Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Tank and the Bangas (Red Balloon), Moonchild (Starfruit), Terrace Martin (Drones), and Cory Henry (Operation Funk) were all nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album.
Following previous nominations for Best Urban Contemporary Album for the albums he released with his band, the Internet, Apollo XXI in 2019, and Ego Death in 2015, Lacy has received nominations for 2023.
In its first week, Gemini Rights sold 34,000 equivalent units, ranking No. Seven on the US Billboard 200. Gemini Rights also released the singles “Sunshine” and “Mercury” with Fousheé in addition to “Bad Habit.” With help from Fousheé, Lacy started the Give You the World Tour last year. The two will accompany James Blake and Toro y Moi on their 12-city RE:SET Tour this summer.
Last June, Lacy discussed how “Bad Habit” inspired the idea to create Gemini Rights in an interview with GQ.
The difference between that Steve Lacy and the current Steve began to resurface with the release of “Bad Habit,” he claimed. “Up until this point, I thought I was in a rut. I got some great ideas, but what about my writing? I was unsure about how I would approach this record. However, I believe that this song was the one that signaled that we were about to do something.”