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As he gets ready to release a new album next month, Anderson .Paak on Friday released his new song "King James," the first preview of the upcoming album, titled Ventura.

In addition the new music, .Paak has also confirmed the album's tracklist, which includes guest appearances from the likes of Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Nate Dogg, Lalah Hathaway and others.

Ventura, which follows November's Oxnard, is coming April 12. "Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine," says .Paak. "One town over I went further and found my depth. The duality of each place inspired me greatly and from that I made two albums at the exact same time but held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all! I like ending things on an even number, so welcome to Ventura."

As we previously mentioned, .Paak is hitting the road with Thundercat joining him on every date while the likes of Mac DeMarco, Jessie Reyez, Earl Sweatshirt and Noname will also be on select shows. Tickets are now on sale.

Hear "King James" below.