two very strong albums released last friday – goldlink’s and after that, we didn’t talk and busdriver’s thumbs – contained guest verses from anderson paak, the young multi-faceted producer and singer who also featured prominently on dr. dre’s compton this past summer. paak is also prepping solo material of his own; a new full-length, malibu, is reportedly due out before the year’s end, and this weekend he debuted a new song on dr. dre’s radio show “the pharmacy.”
“the season / carry me” is a two-part narrative that finds paak fluidly flipping between arresting hooks and gravelly verses while cyclical samples allow glorious layered harmonies to unfurl underneath. no word on if “the season / carry me” will appear on malibu, but the song’s quality is indicative of a potentially superb album waiting in the wings. take a listen to “the season / carry me” below.