Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak proved to be a match made in heaven since starting making new music together under the moniker Silk Sonic, and their first album together is just around the corner. An Evening with Silk Sonic got an official release date and it’s hitting the shelves this fall.
Silk Sonic’s debut album is set to come out on November 12th, and it will have to face some tough competition on the charts. Taylor Swift is also releasing the re-recorded version of her fourth studio album Red that same day, after moving its release date up a week.
The release date of An Evening with Silk Sonic comes as somewhat of a surprise because Mars and .Paak previously said that they probably won’t share it with the world until January 2022.
“We’re really in touch-up mode now. We’ve got the bones of most of the album, so it’s really about touching up parts that need a little more… Grease,” Mars told Rolling Stone, and added they’ll drop more singles in the lead-up to the album because he doesn’t want it to be “binge-watched”.
The release date announcement was preceded by two singles—the duo’s chart-topping debut “Leave the Door Open” and its follow-up “Skate”, which peaked at no. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.