Anderson .Paak and his band the Free Nationals take us to Malibu (see what they did there?) for the hottest party of the year in the music video for "Come Down." Our invite got lost in the mail, but this visual makes us feel like we're right there and brings us all of the action up close and personal.
The camera follows a woman as she walks down a flight of stairs and into a warehouse turned juke joint. Beautiful people are dancing like no one's watching and letting their natural hair down as Anderson and his crew jam onstage. The camera smoothly moves through the crowd to focus on a few individuals doing their own thing -- all of which happen to be Anderson .Paak himself in multiple roles. We see him playing a heated game of dominoes, throwing up because he drank too much liquor, parking lot pimping and then back on stage where he hops on the drum kit, which he does during live shows.
With the high energy onstage and in the dancing crowd, this video practically embodies what it's like at a real Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals concert. The fellas come alive, and here they bring the Hi-Tek production from Malibu to life in living color. At the very end, we see the inspiration for the clip when a still of the famous Ernie Barnes painting "Sugar Shack" appears onscreen with a quote from him: "An artist paints his own reality." Yes, indeed. And with Anderson .Paak's Malibu a strong album of the year contender and his NxWorries project with Knxwledge, Yes Lawd!, taking off, his reality is looking kinda lovely.