If you like Anderson .Paak, listen to Leven Kali.
Anderson .Paak may not have won all the Grammys this past weekend, but he's already left his mark on the music of the future. Case in point: Leven Kali, the West L.A. singer in possession of a beautiful voice and oodles of musicality. "Joy" treads a line between funk and dance music, with wah pedals and crisp piano bouncing off Kali's powerful lyrics.
He manages to pack a massive political message into the breezy track, a marriage of two motivations that lands Leven Kali square in our sights as one of today's most impressive, complete new artists. If you're feeling "Joy," check out his equally velvety "Cassandra."