Anderson .Paak’s New Song Is Co-Produced By Alchemist & Features Smokey Robinson
In a little over a week, Anderson .Paak will release his second album in six months. April 12’s Ventura promises to live in a different musical zip code than late 2018’s Oxnard. Andy has made an impression in Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, R&B, Electronic, Rock & Roll, and more. Within, he can rap, sing, produce, and play the drums. This time, it is reportedly about driving that Soul.
“Make It Better” is Paak’s first Ventura video, and second single, following last month’s “King James.” In his catalog, Anderson has some standout ballads like 2014’s “Miss Right.” This latest song is more of an attempt at a relationship recharge. Smokey Robinson is a living legend behind such unforgettable songs as “Tracks Of My Tears,” “Tears Of A Clown,” and “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me.” As much as any songwriter, he understands the complexities of love. The Motown master assists Paak on the vocals and the writing for a song out to rally the passion back into a relationship. The video sees a couple (with the singer playing the male) following along to the narrative of recreating those best times.
Notably, this sweet melody has three producers. Alchemist, who is often recognized for making some of the most rugged Hip-Hop (Prodigy, Jadakiss, Bumpy Knuckles, Benny The Butcher) joined Fred Wreck on this. Wreck is part of Dr. Dre’s Aftermath team, and an accomplished creator for Kurupt, Westside Connection, and Snoop Dogg. Andy also contributes to the music.
Ventura will also feature André 3000 and the late Nate Dogg. Additionally, Paak begins a national tour next month that involves Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Mac Demarco, Jessie Reyez, and more. Several new Andy songs are currently on the official Ambrosia For Heads playlist.