Silk Sonic Pushes Their Album To Next Year


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Silk Sonic have announced the delay of their debut album.

"Leave The Door Open" has been out for months, but plans changed for Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, who have pushed their album to next year.

"That song was like our mission statement," said .Paak. "It’s the intro to the book, to set the tone and let you know the sound. There’s different kinds of waves, but the whole album is wrapped around that."

We won't get to hear the album until January 2022 though.

"I don’t want to be binge-watched," explained Mars. "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. I think we put the pressure on ourselves by putting out ‘Leave the Door Open’ — but a deadline is important, because at some point, you gotta say, ‘This is it.’ Otherwise you’re gonna work it till you hate it. But there’s a beauty in that — you do have to get sick of it, because that means you put the love and the time and the passion in it, and it’s taxing."

Anderson .Paak is dead set against posthumous music.

Anderson shared a photo of his latest tattoo, which says that he does not want his unreleased music to be shared after he passes away.

“When I’m gone, please don’t release any posthumous albums or songs with my name attached,” the tattoo on his forearm reads. “Those were just demos and never intended to be heard by the public.”

In recent years, posthumous albums have blown up with Juice WRLD's and Pop Smoke's posthumous albums debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200. Other artists who have had success with posthumous music include Lil Peep, XXXtentacion, Mac Miller, and DMX, to name a few.

Silk Sonic recently released, "Skate," and the track marks the pair's second single, following the release of "Leave the Door Open" from their upcoming debut studio album, An Evening with Silk Sonic.

Silk Sonic brought out their latest offering called "Skate," the follow-up to "Leave The Door Open."

"Skate" and "Leave The Door Open" are expected to appear on the band's upcoming album, An Evening With Silk Sonic. The album doesn't have a release date, but might feature H.E.R. and Victoria Monét.

The pair has performed at the 2021 Grammys, our 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards and the 2021 BET Awards.

"It was like, 'Well, want to come back tomorrow?'" Mars said of the studio sessions. "And we kept coming up with music. It felt like why you fall in love with music in the first place. And jamming with your buddy… There’s no plan, just working out the parts and trying to excite each other... that's why this wouldn't happen if it didn't make sense and it didn't feel natural and organic. This was a series of events that led us to 'Man, why don't we just do it?'"

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak topped the charts!

Silk Sonic bounced into the top, beating out Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” which featured DaBaby and J. Cole's top 10 debut with “Interlude.”

“Leave the Door Open” was the first ever No. 1 single for .Paak.

“@brunomars WE DID IT BRO!!! It is now safe to wear your bell bottoms all week!! #LeaveTheDoorOpen is the number 1 song in the country and I can’t thank y’all enough! @brunomars we poppin bottles in the Stu today I’m otw champ! AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!” Anderson .Paak wrote.

Anderson spoke highly about Bruno Mars.

“When you get in and you can jam with someone and other artists that could hold it down and you’re bouncing, that’s different,” he said. “That’s the difference and you’re really creating a groove from scratch. You guys are trying to figure out what’s going to work. What’s the math behind this that’s going to get everybody feeling good? What is it? Is it too heavy? Is it not heavy enough? And especially with this song, it’s a song that requires so much patience and [delicatessens]. A lot of meat went into this song.”


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