A week after they announced that they were forming a band called Silk Sonic, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak released their first song together, “Leave The Door Open.”
The song and the video have a decidedly early ’70s soul/R&B vibe to them (starting with the reel-to-reel analog tape that opens the video). Both Mars and Paak take lead vocals on the song; in the very stylized performance video, Paak sings from behind the drum kit, while Mars is playing keyboards. They’re accompanied in the studio by a guitarist, a bassist, a percussionist and a tamborine player, while a number of attractive women watch on from the studio’s control room.
The song is available in all the usual places online, but you can also pre-order the CD single for $2.50; the single’s official release date is April 2. Oddly, they have not yet released a vinyl release of the song.
Silk Sonic has not yet announced a full album, or any other upcoming music. However, based on fan response on twitter, it looks like there’s an appetite for more new material from the duo.
Bruno Mars is about to have such a powerful hold on my summer experience— Vinny Thomas ! (@vinn_ayy) March 5, 2021
one thing about bruno mars is that he’s always gonna sing his ass off pic.twitter.com/sOEYoZPeq2— ً (@TELEAZE) March 5, 2021
Bruno Mars new song got me vibin this morning and gave me a good start for my day -leave the door open pic.twitter.com/Z3FJJB8FYo— b-423 (@yourfuturex0_k) March 5, 2021
Bruno Mars & Anderson Paak, thank you. pic.twitter.com/ovaSLJmPrA— babylon. (@broztitute) March 5, 2021
Me vibin to Leave The Door Open by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak ☺️ pic.twitter.com/fwuj0J1OLH— jhoana (@jhoanarojas03) March 5, 2021
Anderson Paak and Bruno Mars are two of the most versatile artists in the world. Silk Sonic got me expecting all types of big things from their new album pic.twitter.com/fQsEBsUZ1Q— Sindigo (@DeepakSindigo) March 5, 2021
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak got me singing, ‘I’MA LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN:’ pic.twitter.com/BcBOZ8Or6k— Chief Adé (@Ade_232) March 5, 2021
THERE'S NOT A SINGLE BAD BRUNO MARS SONG ISTG.... GOD THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL pic.twitter.com/IMBOkBf2V7— sammie⁷🍊🐧ia (@stroberiyoongi) March 5, 2021