Anderson .Paak has officially released his latest album, Ventura, via Aftermath. Executive produced by Dr. Dre, the new record comes as a quick follow-up to .Paak’s acclaimed late-2018 release, Oxnard, which was recorded during the same session.
.Paak’s new album boasts a number of exciting featured artists including hip-hop heavyweight André 3000 (Outkast), iconic soul singer Smokey Robinson, Lalah Hathaway, the late Nate Dogg and more.
As .Paak noted about the new album, “Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. One town over I went further and found my depth. The duality of each place inspired me greatly and from that I made two albums at the exact same time but held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all! I like ending things on an even number so welcome to Ventura.”
Ventura marks a sonic departure from most of .Paak’s previous material.The softer, more soulful sound falls in step with .Paak’s forecasts for his next chapter. In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he said that fans could expect “Lots of soul, a bigger tour, and the best teeth in the game.” .Paak also made good on the bigger tour/best teeth in the game portion of his forecast in late February with the announcement of his Best Teef In The Game tour, a run of shows at arenas and amphitheaters nationwide. Thundercat will serve as support throughout the entirety of the tour, with Mac DeMarco, Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, and Jessie Reyez joining in on select dates.
Anderson .Paak – Ventura
For more information on Ventura, the Best Teef In The Game tour, and more, head to Anderson .Paak’s website here.