Anderson .Paak is officially back. It’s been two and a half years since his critically-acclaimed solo album, Malibu, which dropped in January of 2016. Today, .Paak releases his newest single “Bubblin,” two months after sharing “‘Til It’s Over.” While speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, he discusses that he’s been taking his time on working on his music.
“Listen to me, I have 65,000 songs in the vault,” .Paak told Lowe. “No features, fam. Some of them are a capella, no beats. 15-minute songs, my bro. Trust me, I’m good fam. This is a quality piece right here. This one should stick for at least six summers.”
“‘Bubblin’ is just a whole lot of fun,” he continued. “I had the beat from Jhalil Beats and Antman Wonder. Jhalil sent me a pack of beats, you know 50, 60 beats. I loved them all. I was just writing to all these beats and that was one of them that I just loved off top. It sounded like some black 007 action adventure high-speed chase type of music. Originally I was trying to get Lil Sims to rap on it first because she was in the studio too. I remember trying to get other people on it, then eventually I just wrote on it. It took me a couple of days. I did it. I started it in L.A. and I finished it in New York. And it was just one of them ones. It gets the energy going, gets the blood going.”
.Paak teased the single back in 2016, but took it down. The West Coaster also confirmed that Dr. Dre will be very involved with the new album.
Take a listen to “Bubblin” below.
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