By the time Aesop Rock turns up for his cameo, you realize that you no longer give a shit about the fact that an Aesop Rock cameo's in the wings—even if it is a succinct, contextually valid cameo—because the utter and totally carpe-diem puerility of "Thunder" has won you over and dropped your heart into your shoes.
Stop me if you've heard this one before. An earlier incarnation—"The Streets," from 2008's spooky It's After Dark—showcased a more foreboding, less alluring side of the same dirge-like melody and haunting, second-person singular lyric.
A little bit J. Mascis and a little bit "Travelin' Man," elements one doesn't expect to find in East Coast country. There's a lilt in Taylor's voice in the chorus that hints at a yodel as much as a lump in his throat. Some might call this deception; I'd call it art.