"Bubblin,'" Anderson Paak
Anderson Paak's new single works as a playful R&B song and as welcome financial advisement. "Took me so long to get it/Gonna spread it out," he sings towards the end of the first verse, establishing the track's philosophy of measured, unrepentant flashiness. On his two previous full-length projects from 2016, the solo record Malibu and collaborative project with Knxwledge, Yes Lawd!, the California-based singer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist broke through to a new level of commercial success, and, if the money flowing from the ATM in the "Bubblin'" video is any indication, things are not slowing down. Paak sounds invigorated here: He's flush with cash and bursting with the confidence of someone who knows his investments are in good hands.