As Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak did not wait until next year to release their collaborative album. The R&B duo, aka Silk Sonic, surprised fans last Friday with a new announcement about their much-anticipated album, A Night With Silk Sonic, which is now scheduled to arrive on Friday, November 12. “Silk Sonic Coming at you November 12,” Mars wrote in a Instagram post with a photo of him sitting next to Anderson .Paak and legendary funk musician Bootsy Collins. Silk Sonic was originally said Rolling Stone that their album won’t drop until January 2022, citing that they don’t want the project to be “watched by the masses.”
In a talk to the publication, Mars explained that he wants to put on multiple songs and allow everyone to breathe before dropping the entire project, which will also feature Collins as a “special guest speaker.” “We’re in touch-up mode right now,” he said. “We got the bones out of most of the album, so it’s really about touching the parts that need a little more. Grease.” We don’t know what made the duo have such a change of heart, but the audience was glad they didn’t have to wait much longer to feel what the duo cooked up for us.
Mars and .Paak joined forces in February to form their band, which incorporated many styles from the ’60s,’ 70s, and funk into their music. Their debut single and No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Let the Door open,” arrived on March 5, and they followed the success of their second single, “Skate” on July 30. This is the first official collaboration for Mars and .Paak, even if they previously co-toured .Paak is the opening act for Mars 24K Magic World Tour in 2017. “We locked in and made an album,” Mars previously wrote on Instagram. The new album is here before we know it, but for now, we’ll continue to play solo duos in the loop.
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