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The Free Nationals and Anderson .Paak play “Gidget” on Fallon: Watch

on December 02, 2019, 10:30am

The Free Nationals are best known as Anderson .Paak‘s backing band, but the funky foursome are fierce musicians in their own right. With their self-titled debut coming out next week, they reconvened with .Paak to bring their new song “Gidget” to The Tonight Show.

Fans of Anderson .Paak’s funky neo-soul will find much to love. José Rios’ choppy guitar chords sparkle and spin like a disco ball, and Kelsey Gonzalez plays a bass line that doesn’t just walk, it struts. Callum Connor keeps the drums locked in groove, but the real highlight comes from Ron Tnava Avant with a delirious vocoder solo. Check out the full performance below.

The collaboration heavy The Free Nationals arrives December 13th from OBE, LLC/EMPIRE. Previously we’ve heard “Beauty & Essex” featuring UMO and Daniel Caesar, “Time” with Mac Miller and Kali Uchis, “Eternal Light” alongside Chronixx, and “Shibuya” featuring The Internet’s Syd.

Anderson .Paak has kept busy this Thanksgiving season, having just joined Mark Ronson on “Then There Were Two”. .Paak is playing Intersect Las Vegas this Friday, and you can get tickets here.

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