This album is a great tasting palette for how Venice California could seem, and brings a lot of potential to this album. Anderson Paak uses his talents to bring the landscape to life.
The production is really amazing as there is a smooth sound that runs throughout the all the songs while having a different atmosphere and energy level on each track. This really helps to give Anderson the platform to shine from. Maybe a few songs with a grittier feel could show that Anderson has a bigger emotional range that he is showing, but the beat selection on this works for a project.
The lyricism is not complex but is backed by passion. Anderson uses his musical tones to gently get his point across while keeping it entertaining. Possibly a few more rap style moments rather than the singing could make this appeal more to the Hip Hop audiance, however this still lands increadibly well with the listener.
The choice to have one feature is good considering projects that Anderson has featured on recently. It would be too easy to bring some of that talent over to get the project more attention, but the one feature does a great job and Anderson is left to really make people hear his skills on the project.
Overall, this album is great to listen to and is very enjoyable. Anderson .Paak should be very proud of what he has put together.