Shit. This just might be one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen on television. As a Libra, and as me in general, I can sometimes be a bit hyperbolic, but it’s usually warranted. It means I really want you to feel what I’m saying. I’m not being hyperbolic here. This really was one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen.
Last night, Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals made their television debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and, my God. MY. GOD. This dude is soooooo damn talented. He did part of his song “Silicon Valley” then transitioned into “Carry Me.” He sang, rapped, and played the hell out of the drums (while singing and rapping!!!). And he’s so likable. His smile is downright nuclear and the pure unbridled joy he expresses afterwards with Colbert just makes your heart bubble over.
If you don’t have Anderson .Paak’s new album Malibu yet, GET THAT SHIT. For real. Go get it RIGHT NOW. I’ve played it every single day since it came out. There’s literally a song for whatever emotion I’m feeling at any given moment. And if you get the chance to see him live, GO. Because of artists like him, music is already winning in 2016. And because of that, so are we.
I’ll leave y’all with “Put Me Thru,” one of my maaaaaany favorites from Malibu. I play this joint over and over. He manages to make you feel good even when he sings about suffering in love. Soul music awesomeness at peak levels.