Eight-plus months after we were gifted with the debut Silk Sonic single “Leave the Door Open,” the duo’s first album — An Evening With Silk Sonic — has arrived.
The nine-track project, guest-hosted by funk legend Bootsy Collins, includes the two-week Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Leave the Door Open,” as well as the previously released “Skate” and “Smokin Out the Window.”
Silk Sonic is made up of solo stars Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, who met while touring together in Europe in 2017 on Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour. Mars told Apple Music in March that one of the songs on the album dates back to a phrase he came up with on that tour, which quickly morphed into a hook that “snowballed” into seriously intense studio sessions. “It was like, ‘Well, want to come back tomorrow?'” Mars said. “And we kept coming up with music. It felt like why you fall in love with music in the first place. And jamming with your buddy… There’s no plan, just working out the parts and trying to excite each other… that’s why this wouldn’t happen if it didn’t make sense and it didn’t feel natural and organic. This was a series of events that led us to ‘Man, why don’t we just do it?'”