Acclaimed musical collaborators Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak are reconnecting for a new song that marks their first collaboration in six years.
“Twin Flame” also premiered online with a new black and white video directed by .Paak, who is an 8-time Grammy Award winner.
The pair had previously collaborated on a song called “GLOWED UP,” from Kaytra’s debut album 99.9%, which also featured AlunaGeorge, Little Dragon, BADBADNOTGOOD, Vic Mensa, and the Internet's Syd.
The new single comes just about a year after Kaytranada released a three-track EP called Intimidated. He is also currently opening up for The Weeknd on the After Hours Til Dawn tour along with Snoh Aalegra and Mike Dean.
.Paak is still riding high from his collaboration with Bruno Mars for their hit album which also won the BET Award for Album of the Year, “An Evening with Silk Sonic.” The two are also performing at their Las Vegas residency also called “An Evening with Silk Sonic” at Park MGM. Okayplayer reports that .Paak is prepping his fifth album and his first directed feature film K-POPS!, which will see him make a star turn alongside his son, Soul Rasheed.
“My mom is from Korea but she was adopted so I never knew anything about my Korean heritage until I met my wife. This movie is a reflection on my experience learning about this part of myself alongside my wife and son – and spending even more time with them!” .Paak said about the film in a statement. “I knew this would be something I should write and direct, and Stampede Ventures took a chance and trusted that I could pull this off. I’m excited to bring it to the big screen.”
Deadline reports that the film is about a washed-up musician who travels to Korea to write for K-pop stars. There he discovers that his long-lost son is set to front one of the country’s hottest new groups.
He then jumps at the opportunity to capitalize on his son’s stardom for his own renaissance, but learns that fatherhood is much more fulfilling and meaningful than stardom.