Ventura, CA – Commonly billed as having an old soul, the multifaceted Anderson .Paak pushes that label to the limit with the release of “Make It Better,” his latest single featuring the one and only Smokey Robinson.

The smoothed-out number features its domesticated visual directed by the Grammy-nominated Andy Hines, which documents and details the ebbs and flows of a loving relationship. “Make It Better” will live on Mr. Paak’s upcoming Ventura album, which will be still D-R-E courtesy of Aftermath Records.

Anderson .Paak’s last studio effort, Oxnard, nabbed the top spot on HipHopDX’s 2018 Best R&B Albums list and the new project will boast of appearances from the likes of André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Nate Dogg and Lalah Hathaway to ensure his spot is intact.

In a new interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, the newly minted Grammy Award winner spoke high of working with the Motown legend.

“He’s still got it,” AP said of working with Robinson. “He came through. He said, ‘You gotta make it nice, baby. You gotta say something sweet to her, baby. If you want her to fall in love, you gotta make love to her with your words, man.’ I was like, ‘Smokey, this is what I have.’ You know. My original was like, ‘It’s easier to run away than to eat what’s on your fucking plate’ and he was like, ‘No baby. What in the hell? No, no.’ And then he came back. He said, ‘Burn me a disc, one with the instrumental, one with the lyrics. I’ma come back. I’ma have it ready for you.’ Came back, ‘It’s easier to run away than to look at what would make you stay.’

Elsewhere in the interview, the 33-year-old musician discussed the void left by Nipsey Hussle’s murder and his upcoming Best Teef in the Game Tour situation.

The pre-orders and merch bundles for Ventura are currently available, as are the upcoming tour dates.

Check out the “Make It Better” video up above.