One huge omission from our SXSW list, we only just realized—Los Angeles’ own Anderson .Paak. And no, we don’t know what the deal is with the odd period before ‘Paak’.
KCRW’s been great about playing his insanely groovy, catchy track “Am I Wrong” over the past couple months and we didn’t realize until yesterday that Anderson had trekked down to Austin for the fest. We’d really loved the song from first listen, but our real turn-on to Anderson was when we got in a Lyft last month driven by none other than Anderson’s keyboard player, who couldn’t stop singing the praises of Paak and his newly released album, Malibu, which the driver had helped him record. After listening through the whole thing, we can see why he was so psyched. We have no doubt Paak is wowing the audiences at SXSW as we write and predict huge things for him.
Listen to “Am I Wrong” below, one of the many excellent tracks from Malibu, which you can stream in full on Anderson’s soundcloud page and buy via iTunes and all the other usual suspects.