A couple of weeks ago, the young Californian soul-music polymath Anderson .Paak released the new album Oxnard . Det er ikke hans beste jobb, men det er en god unnskyldning for at få ham til å gjøre ting på tv. He was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last week, and last night, he took a turn on another TV comedy institution, The Daily Show .
On last night’s show, .Paak walked into a strange situation. For reasons that I do not quite understand – maybe Trevor Noah loses his voice? Maybe it was a preexisting comedy bit? – Trevor Noah was not talking. Instead, Noah sat silently, while comedian and correspondent Desi Lydic pretended to ask Noah’s questions for him. It was awkward, and .Paak seemed to have no idea what to do, but at least Lydic, more than Noah, seemed to be trying to ask funny questions.
The interview might have been a clusterfuck, but the performance was note. Performing with his band the Free Nationals and exhibiting his weird superpower of playing drums while singing. .Pack busted out the Oxnard song “Anywhere,” which sounds better live than on record. Check out the interview and the performance below.
Oxnard is out now on Aftermath.