Anderson .Paak Delivers Old-School Soul On New Album 'Ventura'

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Anderson .Paak is delivering an old-school sound with soul that’s impossible to fake. Serving as a sort of sister album to 2018’s OxnardVentura comes less than six months later to continue his odes to the California cities that shaped him.

After loading Oxnard with A-list features, Paak is toning it down with a more stripped-back album that lets his authentic style and thought-provoking lyrics shine through. Even “Make It Better,” a single assisted by the beyond legendary Smokey Robinson, still has Paak’s emotive vocals and melodic genius in the spotlight.

An 11-song tracklist makes it clear that only the best of the best made the cut, with songs spanning from politically-charged  anthems to summer vacation soundtracks.  Teasing was kept light for the album with previously released singles "King James" and "Make It Better" serving as the only previews. 

With a 2019 GRAMMY win and a huge tour just around the corner, Paak is gearing up for a huge year and filling huge expectations with the brand new Ventura.