It’s just two days to the official release of Anderson .Paak’s second album ‘Malibu‘, a project we’ve been keeping tabs on and think is one of the hottest that 2016 has in store. A couple of days to Christmas he released the baby-maker ‘Room In Here‘, the first single off his sophomore effort. And that was enough to convince us to squeeze him in our list for albums to look out for the coming year, as well as tout him as one of the talents to blow real soon.
The latest Malibu track to hit the streets is ‘Come Down’, a guitar-heavy banger that will take you back to Ma$e’s 1997 hit ‘Feel So Good’. It boasts production chops from Hi-Tek, a beatsmith who crafted some of the most memorable East Coast rap songs of the 90s. The majority of the tracks from Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s iconic ‘Blackstar’ project were made by the Cincinnati producer, currently under the employment of Aftermath Entertainment. And that should explain Dr. Dre as the common denominator between artist and producer.
As for the song it is a high-energy dancefloor number that contrasts sharply with the laid-back groove on the preceding Malibu single. If you’re too young to understand what all the fuss was about ‘the boogie’, ‘Come Down’ goes a long way to breaking it down. Simple chants, electric guitar riffs and grooves built to be danced to in platform shoes; dig it?
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