Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals tweak 'Come Home' for 'Tonight Show', fans say they love the new version

The group performed a wonderful rendition of 'Come Home' from the group's 2019 album 'Ventura', albeit, in light of the worldwide lockdown, the song was altered to a 'Stay Home' theme


                            Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals tweak 'Come Home' for 'Tonight Show', fans say they love the new version
Anderson. Paak (The Tonight Show: At Home Edition/YouTube)
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Californian rapper, singer-songwriter Anderson .Paak and the R&B band the Free Nationals took to 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition' for a performance encouraging social distancing on April 11. The group performed a wonderful rendition of their Grammy-winning track 'Come Home' from the group's 2019 album 'Ventura', albeit, in light of the worldwide lockdown, the song was altered to a 'Stay Home' theme.  The 24-year-old singer crooned, "I'm beggin' you, please stay home", in the chorus instead of the original lyrics "I'm beggin' you, please come home," while the band performed from their homes in nine separate locations.

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The studio version of 'Come Home' featured a guest appearance of Andre 3000 (commonly known as the singer of OutKast), but he was unfortunately not included on 'The Tonight Show' performance. The song which originally is about a plea by .Paak for his lover to come home won a Grammy Award for 'Best R&B Performance' at this year's ceremony. The 'Stay Home' rendition comes just as smoothly as the original number in carefully mixed recording, perfectly timed strikes of each note and pitch-perfect singing by each vocalist. The hazy soul performance is easy on the ears for those looking to kick back to some good tunes while staying home during the pandemic.

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Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals (Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon official YouTube)

Anderson .Paak shared a video of the performance on Instagram with a note which reads, "Wow what a Friday 😮Had to switch it up for my brother @fallontonight tonite! Hope you enjoyed! (sic)". He wrote: "Shouts out to the best band in the land @freenationals @mauricebrownmusic @honeypaak this wouldn’t of been possible without my brother @jha_ear 👂🏽 and the talented video editing team @liftofffilms @quantaypeoples stay safe and #stayhome (sic)," adding, "Love y’all! Oh and #Ventura turns 1 years old today too!!!! What’s your fave track?! 🔈 “ COME HOME “ #Ventura #jimmyfallon. (sic)" 

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Fans were quick to respond with a lot of love for the performance. "Omg This version 😍😍😍😍 sound so damn good ! (sic)" a fan said while another listener said, "I’ve always loved this song❤️" Along with several fire emojis, one fan declared. "WINNER'S CIRCLE 😍😍😍 (sic)". One fan pointed out that the album released a year ago, barring a day's difference, saying, "AYOO THE ALBUM WAS ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON APRIL 12 (sic)".

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Before the performance, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon encouraged viewers to donate to Live Nation’s Crew Nation fund, which seeks to provide “a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who depend on shows to make a living.” Live Nation has contributed $5 million so far to the fund and promises to match donations from artists, fans and employees up to $5 million. 

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