Bruno Mars – An Evening With Silk Sonic (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 00:31:17 minutes | 362 MB | Genre: Pop, R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Aftermath Entertainment – Atlantic
An Evening with Silk Sonic is the upcoming debut studio album by American R&B duo Silk Sonic, composed of recording artists Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. It is scheduled for release on November 12, 2021, by Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Mars reunited with Christopher Brody Brown, while .Paak reached out to Domitille Degalle and JD Beck to write the album. Silk Sonic recruited American musician Bootsy Collins for narration, and composers such as D’Mile to co-produce the album, which was recorded in 2017 and early 2020 to mid-2021.
Three singles preceded the album: the lead single “Leave the Door Open” was a commercial success, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart as Mars’s eighth number one song in the United States and Paak’s first. The follow-up “Skate” charted moderately, reaching number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The third single “Smokin Out the Window” was released on November 5, 2021.
Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars are two of the very best. By joining forces as the Silk Sonic duo, they have created something greater than the sum of its parts. Their first single together, Leave The Door Open, was a big hit in March 2021, heralding the album which the pair now unveil: An Evening With Silk Sonic. Our rascally pair throw out a series of tributes to the great standards of Black music in the tradition of Soul Train, and act out a rather knowing kind of sensuality, which sometimes borders on pastiche- and it is a delight. Their broad musical palette allows them to summon the energy of Tower of Power on 777, the frantic breakbeats of the JBs on Silk Sonic Intro or the Temptations-influenced melodies on Smokin’ Out The Window. But take note: this album is no revival. In its postures, sound and arrangements, it is clearly modern, more of a hat-tip than a flashback. The proof is in the track After Last Night, on which the pair mingle generations by inviting the big beast Bootsy Collins as well as the icon of a new generation of bass players: Thundercat. And at the end of the day, this is a track that is more oriented towards late 1990s RnB than towards traditional soul. But all the same: is there anything Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars can’t do? – Brice Miclet
1. Bruno Mars – Silk Sonic Intro
2. Bruno Mars – Leave The Door Open
3. Bruno Mars – Fly As Me
4. Bruno Mars – After Last Night (with Thundercat & Bootsy Collins)
5. Bruno Mars – Smokin Out The Window
6. Bruno Mars – Put On A Smile
7. Bruno Mars – 777
8. Bruno Mars – Skate
9. Bruno Mars – Blast Off