From a rooftop in Oahu, Hawaii music blasts, filling the air with a wavelength that exemplifies the new infectious groove sweeping the nation.
You might know him as Breezy Lovejoy from his early music days, or Brandon Paak Anderson as a friend, but the sound we’re in love with is Anderson .Paak of Oxnard, California. The multi-instrumentalist’s sound can only be described as the perfect blend of neo-soul, funk, and hip-hop, while also fresh and unique.
Paak has spent the past week in Oahu, soaking up inspiration for his new album. Focusing on Paak’s drum work, collaborator (Nx Worries) and talented producer Knxwledge has joined the artist in Hawaii to help with his new project.
In an Instagram video captioned “working on the new album in Oahu for a week. (sorry no sxsw)”, the Grammy nominated artist can be seen jammin’ alongside Knxwledge. He speaks to his audience, giving insight to his outlook on life: “freedom means no fear. Being fearless and being able to express is freedom. When I’m on the drums that’s like freedom for me”.
Paak also hinted in a January Instagram post that his band, The Free Nationals, will be heavily featured on the album: “one of the projects I am most excited for is this @freenationals LP tho”!! We’re certainly looking forward to this release, the work we’ve heard from Paak’s band on his former albums as well as appearances on Ellen and NPR. He also added the tag “#obituaries” to the post, which many fans believe may be the title for the album.
Chance the Rapper may also make an appearance on the album, as the two were seen in the studio together with Chance’s Social Experiment bandmates in a video posted to Paak’s Snapchat story in early 2017. Given Paak’s proven tenacity, releasing three albums in 2016 alone, don’t be surprised if this is one of many for the multi-talented artist in 2017.
“I feel I’m closer to God when I do music, so I feel like I can do extraordinary things.”