Anderson .Paak is working on the follow up to his 2016 album Malibu in Hawaii. The artist shared a short video featuring his NxWorries collaborator Knxwledge yesterday alongside the message, "“Working on the new album in Oahu for a week. (sorry no sxsw).” According to .Paak's publicist, the album that he is working on is not another NxWorries album but is his first album since signing to Aftermath.
The short video, which catches .Paak in his element on a rooftop, begins with a quote from Nina Simone and includes a rumination on the true nature of freedom. "Being fearless and being able to express, that's true freedom," he says. "I feel like I'm closer to God when I make music. I can do extraordinary things."
Anderson .Paak recently opened up to Flying Lotus about his future endeavors, telling the producer that he and The Free Nationals have been "getting their album together and seeing their potential."
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