Having already conquered radio, charts, and stages by their lonesome, GRAMMY winners Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak figured it was best to double that domination by joining forces.
Surprising fans Friday (February 26) with news of a collaborative album, the pair have assembled under the moniker Silk Sonic and are releasing an effort named in honor of the band.
Announced on Mars’ official Twitter, the 35-year-old said:
“We locked in and made an album. The band’s called Silk Sonic. First song drops next Friday 3/5.”
The opus – which marks Mars’ first body of work since the award-winning ’24K Magic’ (2016) – lists legendary Funk master Bootsy Collins as a signed on “special guest host.”
Fans familiar with Mars and .Paak know the duo have a longstanding relationship as Anderson opened for the ‘Uptown Funk’ star on the European leg of his ’24K Magic’ world tour in 2017.