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Anderson. Paak drops “Bubblin’,” says Dr. Dre is involved with new album

Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals at Voodoo Fest 2016 - Sunday
Anderson .Paak at Voodoo Fest 2016 (more by Gretchen Robinette)

After releasing the new song “‘Til It’s Over” (which premiered in a Spike Jonze-directed commercial for Apple’s HomePod starring FKA twigs), Anderson .Paak is now back today with another new single, “Bubblin’,” which you may have seen him play live before. He premiered the song on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show and also revealed in his interview with Zane that he’s got “65,000 songs in the vault” for a new album. “No features, fam. Some of them are a capella, no beats. 15 minute songs, my bro,” he added. He also revealed that his next album will feature some production from the legendary Dr. Dre, who helped introduce the world to Paak when he featured him on several songs of his Compton album. “[Dr. Dre is] in there producing beats. He’s in there producing melodies, writing, ideas on sequencing, everything. Just the biggest help just having him as the filter, everything. It’s like whatever we need. Ideas for the videos, all that. We breaking everything down with the big homie.” Paak said.

And a for the new song:

“Bubblin’” is just a whole lot of fun. 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 Simz 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.

Listen to “Bubblin'” below and stay tuned for more info on that new album. Paak’s only upcoming show at the moment is Sasquatch.

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