The first set of visuals off Malibu is here, and it’s incredibly Anderson .Paak — in that it’s somewhat kooky, thought-provoking and it absolutely delivers. Based off the album artwork for the Malibu, the clip brings the drawings to life, incorporating .Paak in a fantasy world as he moves through three songs; ‘The Season,’ ‘Carry Me’, and ‘The Waters’. Paak himself co-directed with Chris Lee and co-produced the clip, and it’s clear that he knows how to bring a vision to life. With a background composed of 2D cut-outs Paak and the other people in the clip stand in good contrast.
Less of a traditional music clip and more of a musical movie, we the audience watch all three songs through the curtains as he encounters everything from a soup kitchen for skeletons to a living Trump trash monster. The 30-year-old rapper has obviously put a lot of thought into the project, and has made sure that his first round of visuals give a good taste of his originality and creativity.
Coming just a week after his killer Coachella set with Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and T.I and with an upcoming tour in the works, it’s amazing he found time to put together such an impressive clip. But the better we get to know Anderson .Paak, the more we get used to the idea that he really has no trouble exceeding expectations.
Check out the clip below, and you can find his tour dates here.