Anderson .Paak Returns with Bass-Driven Album, “Ventura”
Five months after releasing the successful Oxnard, Anderson .Paak has come back with another California city-based album called Ventura. Just like its predecessor, the album is full of amazing guests and fat bass lines. That makes sense considering it was recorded during the same period and is executive produced by Dr. Dre.
“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,” Paak says. “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.”
Guest vocalists on Ventura include André 3000, Smokey Robinson, Lalah Hathaway, Nate Dogg, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, and more. Paak called on his Free Nationals bandmate Kesley Gonzalez to provide bass lines as well as Dan Edinberg, Erick “Jesus” Coomes, Jairus ‘J-Mo’ Mozee, Jose Rios, and Pomo.
Check out the video for “Make It Better,” which features Robinson and bassists Gonzalez and Rios:
Ventura Track List:
- Come Home (feat. André 3000)
- Make It Better (feat. Smokey Robinson)
- Reachin’ 2 Much (feat. Lalah Hathaway)
- Winners Circle
- Good Heels (feat. Jazmine Sullivan)
- Yada Yada
- King James
- Chosen One (feat. Sonyae Elise)
- Jet Black (feat. Brandy)
- What Can We Do? (feat. Nate Dogg)