Silk Sonic, a duo of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars presented its lead-single “Leave the door open” in March, 2021. The track brought the vibes of a Golden Age of Soul, which was not only evident in the sound, but in its old-school visuals of a cover art and performance at the 63rd Grammys.
It debuted as #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually becoming #1. The song had a huge success and Silk Sonic decided to go further and even release a live version, performed at the Grammys, on all DSPs.
According to rumors, the duo’s album release rollout didn’t include such a big gap between first and second single, but due to long trending of “Leave The Door Open,” the release of the next song “Skate” was pushed to July 30, 2021. It is unknown if the rumors were true since the duo and its representatives didn’t confirm it, but the fact that the timeline of the releases seems to be stretched out does stay the same.
On February 25, together with the announcement of “Leave The Door Open,” Anderson .Paak stated that they already made the whole album “An Evening with Silk Sonic.” But it seems like fans will have to wait till next year.
In the latest interview with Rolling Stone, Anderson and Bruno revealed that the album won’t see the world till January, 2022. “We’re really in touch-up mode now,” explained Bruno Mars, “We’ve got the bones of the album, so it’s really about touching parts that need a little more… Grease.”. As they kept talking to the interviewer, .Paak said “We both make feel-good music, and I think it’s because we’ve been through pain and tragedy,” In the conversation, both of them shared that they want to give good feelings and emotions to its listeners since they know how it feels like to go through hard times (to say the least) – they opened up that both of them know how it is to lose parents and be broke. Therefore, this album, as well as Silk Sonic, are their opportunity to deal with it and that is the reason why it takes time – they give their all, it is “life or death” for them.
It is still far from January, but good work takes time. And, if nothing changes and Silk Sonic releases their long-awaited album as promised, there is a guarantee that the beginning of the next year will be started with the music full of happiness, love, and positive vibes.