Pop star Bruno Mars and rapper/singer Anderson .Paak recently dropped some exciting news for their fans. The duo formed a band together and will have an album coming out soon.
Mars revealed on social media that the band is called Silk Sonic and features Parliament Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins as a “special guest.” He also announced that their first single will come out on March 5th.
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak toured in 2017 together, with .Paak serving as an opening act on Mars’ world tour for 24K Magic. They also reportedly spent some time in the studio alongside EDM duo Disclosure and funk legend Nile Rodgers, but those sessions didn’t result in new material at the time.
Silk Sonic’s album would be the first from Mars since previously mentioned 24K Magic. Since then, the Grammy Award-winning musician released several collaborations, including the hit single “Please Me,” which featured Cardi B.
Anderson .Paak’s most recent release is 2019’s critically acclaimed Ventura. The album made it to no. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, being his first Top 10 project. It also brought .Paak a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, while the single “Come Home” got recognized as Best R&B Performance.