We've gotten a lot of Anderson .Paak over the past two years. But, for whatever reason, we just don't find ourselves getting over his quirky, soulful ways. We definitely enjoyed our recent dose of Andy when he teamed with Bruno Mars to form GRAMMY-winning duo Silk Sonic. However, one of our favorite versions of the multi-talented musician is when he pairs with producer Knxwledge to form NxWorries. We hadn't heard from this particular duo in quite some time, but they're back in a big way with the release of their new single "Where I Go."
"Where I Go" is perhaps one of the smoothest grooves NxWorries has ever put down — and that's saying something considering they gave us cuts like "Scared Money," "Lyk Dis" and "Suede." They're working with the same formula, though. A smooth, looped soul sample acts as the basis of the track as Knxwledge adds in the subtle bump of kick drums to give the affair some modern flavor. It sets the scene up nicely as AP breaks down the tension in his otherwise happy relationship.
"She wanna know where I been / And who I seen / She wanna where I'm goin' / And can we meet,” he sings on the chorus. "She say I'm so terrible / But that's me / I love her from head to toe / And in-between." Though it's obvious she suspects he's unfaithful, he plays up his role as a doting partner on his verses.
Playing the role of his girl is H.E.R., who brings a surprising spice to her verse as she calls him on his distrustful ways. "You know that you my motherf**king cinnamon apple / Know that when it come to lovin' you I'm a natural," she sings. "Know how much you hurt me / That's in the past, though / When I'm all alone / Better not be with that ho."
The two further play out this love story in the song's video. In the ’90s-themed visual, we see many romantic moments between the two, including surprise picnics and surprise parties. However, we also see elements that hint at the couple's pending demise, including AP constantly checking his pager at all hours of the day. H.E.R. eventually calls the number on the device when her suspicions get the better of her, leading to an explosive moment near the clip's end.
Though the video ends with Andy standing in the rain alone, it's not all bad news as we get a brief preview of another new NxWorries track as he deals with his pain. Poor guy.
If you've been hoping for newness from NxWorries, then your prayers have been answered. Check out both the stream and video for "Where I Go" when you press play below.