On “Movin’ On,” the Epic Records signee is eclipsed in optimism and anticipation for greatness after rediscovering her sense of worth following a breakup.
The song, which includes .Paak’s indisputable swagger of ad-libs and his funky-soul rap delivery and vocals, is saturated with D’Mile’s calling card: nuances of new and classic R&B instrumentation.
Shawn spoke to Rated R&B earlier this year about receiving a verse from .Paak for a yet-titled-record. Her only fear though was “whether or not he’s going to let me clear it… (laughs).” It appears Shawn got her wish.
She also hinted at the direction of her first collection of songs since 2015’s Outer Limits.
“The project is pretty much finished and it’s just a range of my experiences being back here (in L.A). as a woman, navigating womanhood, making terrible decisions and having to face myself with that. But, there’s also really empowering songs,” Shawn told Rated R&B.
In the wake of the civil unrest against Black people in June, .Paak released the protest track “Lockdown.” He also released a powerful accompanying visual.
Press play on “Movin’ On” by India Shawn featuring Anderson .Paak below.