Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have formed the band Silk Sonic, releasing the sensual debut single “Leave the Door Open.”
The duo combine their soulful, funky talents for a seduction anthem, with .Paak delivering the winking come-ons as Mars supplies the yearning, falsetto-heavy chorus. The song was produced by Mars and D’Mile, and co-written by Mars, .Paak, D’Mile and Brody Brown.
The track arrived with a music video that centres on the duo—Mars on keys and .Paak on the drums—performing the song with a full band live in a studio, while a gaggle of captivated women watch from the sound room.
.Paak and Mars have also dropped the introductory track to their upcoming joint album An Evening With Silk Sonic. The minute-long track features a voiceover by Bootsy Collins, who, as it turns out, was the person who gave them the moniker in the first place.
An Evening With Silk Sonic is due out sometime later this year. Hear “Intro” below:
And watch the video for “Leave the Door Open” here: