Album Review: Malibu by Anderson Paak

By Makayla Smith, Clarion Staff

Anderson Paak expresses his true talent by recording and producing his own music. Very few people know him, but hopefully this review will spark some interest. His music vibes to people who enjoy listening to him and display a few songs that I could put on repeat.

Anderson Paak’s Album Cover

His January album release Malibu includes 16 songs of a unique style, lovely vocals and wonderful melodies. This album vividly expresses a mixture of hip-hop and R&B with a vibe of soul and contemporary.

On the first song “The Bird”, Paak’s vocals are rich and he doesn’t try to over hit it with high note. He keeps it very cool and laid back with a dynamic sound. He uses a trumpet in the song to give it that extra spark. It wasn’t too slow but it isn’t a song you would wanna dance too. It’s a song that you bump to when you you’re in a inspirational mood.

A song that stood out for me was “Room in Here,” it featured The Game and Sonyae Elise. This song was very tuneful, creative and had a happy tone. Its rhythm is subtle with a nice beat.

“Malibu” is an album that you would definitely consider checking out. Anderson Paak is an artist that brings life and passion in his music and this album really shows his hard work.

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