It has only been a month since Anderson Paak. announced that he would be dropping not one but two albums this year, one being the follow-up to 2016’s solo debut Malibu, the second being a brand new record with his backing band The Free Nationals.
Yesterday, Paak. unveiled his first new single of 2018, the skittering, dreamy, multi-genre “Til It’s Over”. Released with the technicolor Spike Jonze directed music video and the crisp, captivating choreography of FKA Twigs, Paak.’s brand new single “Til It’s Over” was brought to life in a beautiful, nearly unimaginable way. Check out Paak.’s new single, and Jonze’s accompanying visuals, below.
“Til It’s Over” is about savoring the odyssey of a romance, even when the end is in sight. The track commands authority over several moving parts, one of them being a shimmering R&B groove, of which Paak. has much expertise. Produced by Jeff Kleinman (Kevin Abstract, BROCKHAMPTON) and Michael Uzowuru (Odd Future, Vince Staples), it’s full of both sunny and hazy synth, and keyboard reminiscent of Malibu, but not exactly.
“Would you stay if your heart had the power?” Paak asks in his raspy croon, while the answer is given in ascending melodic lines. “Til It’s Over” swells with sincerity but does so without being melodramatic, a knack of Anderson Paak.’s, to feel intensely, but perform effortlessly. Not many musicians can channel such a strong vibe without tripping over themselves, but Paak. allows his listeners to dance through just about anything.
Though some may be cynical about Anderson Paak.’s first single in over a year being released as an Apple HomePod ad, we implore you to check it out before judging. As the song stretches, swells and unfolds, so does the weight of FKA Twigs burden in Jonze’s “Welcome Home” video. The product is truly inspiring and energizing.
We hope “Til It’s Over” is just the first of new Anderson Paak. singles we are blessed with this month. The new single will presumably land on his forthcoming LP, slated to arrive this year and to have many credits by Dr. Dre. Paak. said, “[Dr. Dre] had a heavy role in this new album that’s almost done as well. Just going through the mixing phase. I won’t say any dates but you can definitely expect it this year, sometime.”