A Little Something Special – Let’s Get Into Some Silk Sonic

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m introducing some new things to this blog. Moving on, I will be featuring more non-Asian artists/acts that I regularly listen to or happen to discover. I made this decision because, on a typical day, I don’t only listen to Asian artists/groups. My music taste is worldwide, and although this blog started with a niche in Asian entertainment, I now want to showcase more. So let the fun begin with the incredible Silk Sonic🎉🎉.

If you’re not familiar with Silk Sonic, no worries, I got you😉. They are an American R&B duo consisting of the amazingly talented Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. On March 5th, 2021, they debuted this collaborative project with the hit single “Leave the Door Open” and followed up with two other charting songs before the album’s release just today. Silk Sonic’s debut album, An Evening with Silk Sonic, showcases the elements we love and still enjoy about old-school R&B mixed with the current urban lingo/sound. So this is a hot, soul-filled and funky record that no one should miss!!

I have listened to the album already because I couldn’t wait. It was my workout jam this afternoon, and trust me when I say I had a good time. Instead of a typical review, I’m just going to share my initial response to the three pre-release singles, give my rating for the album and rank the songs –

From the first time I heard “Leave the Door Open”, I was hooked. It’s one of those songs that immediately get you into the groove, and it is undoubtedly a timeless piece. The studio setting for the music video was fascinating to watch. The camera angles, lighting and the stunning queens gracing my screen were all on point. Let’s not even talk about vocals. Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and the band synced beautifully. The harmonies & backing vocals are simply chef kiss💋. I could not get this song out of my head for months, and I’m still never bored playing it on repeat. That’s how much I love it.
“Skate” was not love at first listen, it took a while to get into the vibe, but now I’m addicted. Once again, the band on this is astounding. I don’t know what it is, but this song always sounds new to me every time it comes on. It has a very fresh and relaxing energy that I enjoy.
Hands down, “Smokin Out The Window” is my favourite out of the three pre-release singles. “Leave the Door Open” has a special place in my heart, but this song has such a uniqueness that tops for me. First off, the music video is top-notch. I love the old-school stage setting, the smooth dancing and the little comedic show-offs from Anderson .Paak. The band sounded incredible, as expected, and the vocals were on point. I particularly enjoyed Anderson’s adlibs and Bruno bringing things home beautifully during the bridge. Yep, this is my song!!

Alright, I enjoyed listening to all eight tracks on this album. Each song brought a distinct flavour to the record. and there was no miss. I vibed with everything; hence my rating for An Evening with Silk Sonic is a solid & bullet-proof 10/10. For fun, here’s my ranking of the songs at the moment; feel free to share your ranking in the comment section:

  1. Smokin Out The Window
  2. Put On A Smile
  3. Leave the Door Open
  4. 777
  5. Fly As Me
  6. After Last Night
  7. Blast Off
  8. Skate

That’s all for today, folks. Enjoy your night with Silk Sonic, and I’ll meet you all in my next post. Stay blessed💋.

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