Turns out that the shutdown of all concerts and festivals can still produce something good. Bruno Mars had the time to dive into the studio with Anderson Paak. None other than Bootsy Collins also stopped by.
The artist announced today that he has locked himself up with Paak and has made an album. The first single will be released next Friday, so we have to be patient for another week. Paak and Mars have formed a band for the occasion and will release the music as Silk Sonic.
New band from Bruno Mars
The gentlemen announced the joyful collaboration on Instagram. “We made an album,” Anderson writes on Instagram. “You will get the first number next Friday !! Rocket emojis and things like that !!! ” Bruno also confirms the creation of Silk Sonic on social media. When the band’s first album will be released has not yet been announced.
It is the first time that Paak and Mars record music together. They have known each other for a while, in 2017 and 2018 Paak was the support act during a tour of Mars. Both artists can also be heard on other songs on the album It’s About Time from Chic.
For Bruno Mars it has been a while since he released an album. However, music by the multi-instrumentalist appeared. He released the single with Chris Stapleton and Ed Sheeran BLOW out and with Cardi B he made the song Please Me. His third studio album 24K Magic came out in 2016. Among other things, he scored hits like Grenade, Uptown Funk (along with Mark Ronson) and Just The Way You Are.
Anderson released an album more recently: Ventura from 2019. The unique thing about Paak is that he raps behind the drum kit, of course while he is drumming.
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Fans are in any case happy with the collaboration, can be read on Twitter.
Oh dear. Bruno Mars, Anderson. Paak and Bootsy Collins. I’m a little afraid this is going to be really, really, really cool. But then also really very cool. https://t.co/6q5pquLRwi
– Hidde Roorda (@hidderoorda) February 26, 2021
The only thing that could make this lockdown worse is Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak making music together, and all hipsters are going to love that so I’m going to have to hear that on my radio. Two talentless artists.
– Party contractor Frans (@FransVanDePutte) February 26, 2021
OK, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Bootsy Collins apparently made a record together and I can’t say I’m not looking forward to that. https://t.co/C03xFpJ3w0
– Ben Serrure (@BenSerrure) February 26, 2021
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