Silk Sonic's Highly Anticipated Debut Album Is Here, and the Nostalgic Sound Is Fun and Sexy
An Evening With Silk Sonic is here! The nine-track debut album of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's R&B duo Silk Sonic was released on Friday, Nov. 12. "HOLY SH*T THE ALBUM IS OUT EVERYWHERE!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I DONT EVEN HAVE WORDS FOR HOW I FEEL, LIFE HAS BEEN A BLUR!! I LOVE YOU @brunomars @bootsy_collins @dmile85 AND THE REST OF THE AMAZING TEAM WHO HELPED IN ANY WAY! TO ALL THE FANS, I HOPE YOU TRULY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MEAN TO US! NOW GO EAT!!!" .Paak wrote on Instagram on Friday alongside blurry photos of himself with Mars.
Ahead of the album's release, the duo shared the official tracklist for the album, confirming features from both Bootsy Collins and fellow bassist Thundercat. Mars and .Paak joined forces back in February to form their band, which has heavily incorporated styles from the '60s, the '70s, and funk into their music. The group's debut single and No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Leave the Door Open," arrived on March 5, and they followed up its success with their second single, "Skate," on July 30. For their final single release from the album, Silk Sonic dropped "Smokin' Out the Window" on Nov. 5, which was met with great praise from fans as well.
Silk Sonic originally told Rolling Stone that their album wouldn't drop until January 2022, citing that they didn't want the project "to be binge-watched." An Evening With Silk Sonic is the first official collaboration for Mars and .Paak, although they previously toured together when .Paak was the opening act for Mars's 24K Magic World Tour in 2017. Scroll through to enjoy the sultry tunes about love and heartbreak.