Anderson .Paak brought his latest single "Bubblin'" to the Kimmel stage, as part of the late-night host's outdoor concert series. Dressed in all-white and bounding across the stage, the singer was backed up by his usual band, the Free Nationals, to a pretty enthusiastic crowd. Giant-sized, transparent bubbles covered the stage, with a few ending up in the audience as most stage props tend to. Towards the end of the performance, .Paak took a stage dive without missing a beat or bar, only to hop back on for one of his infamous drum solos.
While the buzz on "Bubblin'" is undeniable, .Paak told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe he has a lot more where that came from for the follow up to his 2016 debut, Malibu. "Listen to me, I have 65,000 songs in the vault," he told Lowe. "No features, fam. Some of them are a capella, no beats. 15-minute songs, my bro. Trust me, I’m good fam. This is a quality piece right here. This one should stick for at least six summers."
He went on to add that his Aftermath Records boss Dr. Dre has been heavily involved in his creative process. "He's in there producing beats," he said. "He's in there producing melodies, writing, ideas on sequencing, everything. Just the biggest help just having him as the filter, everything. It's like whatever we need. Ideas for the videos, all that. We breaking everything down with the big homie."
Watch the full performance above.