Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak take listeners down to the disco with debut LP, ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak‘s disco-inspired, soul-inflected side-project, Silk Sonic, has released its debut album. An Evening With Silk Sonic finds the pair diving deep into ’70s disco atmospheres, their project encapsulating a vintage Motown feel with a modernized, contemporary edge.
While the first two singles showed listeners what they could expect from An Evening With Silk Sonic, the project’s full tracklist reveals a collaborative invitation from Mars and .Paak to the likes of Thundercat and Bootsy Collins. Collins plays the record’s host, with the duo serving grooving ballads that run smoothly over listeners’ speakers as they transport fans to the set of Soul Train.
Led my the singles “Leave The Door Open” and “Skate,” An Evening With Silk Sonic ultimately serves as a way for Mars and .Paak to experiment with new soundscapes while highlighting their vocal range. As they push classic sounds into more modern frameworks, Silk Sonic manage to capture ’70s disco nostalgia and old-school inspiration and neatly package it into a half-hour jaunt down Disco Drive. Ultimately, the duo successfully creates a timeless piece that transcends generational trends, laying down an effortlessly cool composition that harkens to both stars’ billowing bravado.
Featured image: Kevin Mazur/Getty