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Silk Sonic|An Evening With Silk Sonic

An Evening With Silk Sonic

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)

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Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars are two of the very best. By joining forces as the Silk Sonic duo, they have created something greater than the sum of its parts. Their first single together, Leave The Door Open, was a big hit in March 2021, heralding the album which the pair now unveil: An Evening With Silk Sonic. Our rascally pair throw out a series of tributes to the great standards of Black music in the tradition of Soul Train, and act out a rather knowing kind of sensuality, which sometimes borders on pastiche- and it is a delight. Their broad musical palette allows them to summon the energy of Tower of Power on 777, the frantic breakbeats of the JBs on Silk Sonic Intro or the Temptations-influenced melodies on Smokin’ Out The Window. But take note: this album is no revival. In its postures, sound and arrangements, it is clearly modern, more of a hat-tip than a flashback. The proof is in the track After Last Night, on which the pair mingle generations by inviting the big beast Bootsy Collins as well as the icon of a new generation of bass players: Thundercat. And at the end of the day, this is a track that is more oriented towards late 1990s RnB than towards traditional soul. But all the same: is there anything Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars can't do? © Brice Miclet/Qobuz

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1
Silk Sonic Intro
00:01:03

Bootsy Collins, Vocals - Bruno Mars, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - John Hanes, Engineer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Charles Moniz, Engineer - Michael Feingold, Additional Guitar - Kirk Smothers, Saxophone - Dernst Emile II, Writer - D'Mile, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Background Vocals, Bass - Brandon Anderson, Writer - Anderson .Paak, Drums, Vocals, MainArtist - Marc Franklin, Trumpet - Kameron Whalum, Trombone - Randy Merrill, Masterer - Alex Resoagli, AssistantEngineer - Bryce Bordone, AssistantEngineer - Silk Sonic, MainArtist

© 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation

2
Leave The Door Open
00:04:02

Larry Gold, String Arranger, Strings Conductor - Bruno Mars, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, Congas, MainArtist - John Hanes, Engineer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Brody Brown, Bass - Charles Moniz, Engineer - Emma Kummrow, Violin - Luigi Mazzocchi, Violin - Dernst Emile II, Writer - Jonathan Kim, Viola - D'Mile, Piano - Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II, Producer - Glenn Fischbach, Cello - Blake Espy, Violin - Brandon Anderson, Writer - Anderson .Paak, Drums, Vocals, MainArtist - Randy Merrill, Masterer - Christopher Brody Brown, Writer - Gared Crawford, Violin - Mike Feingold, Lead Guitar - Alex Resoagli, AssistantEngineer - Bryce Bordone, AssistantEngineer - Natasha Colkett, Violin - Tess Varley, Violin - Yoshihiko Nakano, Viola - Silk Sonic, MainArtist

© 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation

3
Fly As Me
00:03:39

Bruno Mars, Producer, Percussion, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - John Hanes, Engineer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Charles Moniz, Engineer - Kirk Smothers, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone - Lannie McMillan, Tenor Saxophone - Dernst Emile II, Writer - D'Mile, Producer, Percussion, Background Vocals, Bass - Brandon Anderson, Writer - Anderson .Paak, Drums, Vocals, MainArtist - Marc Franklin, Trumpet - Kameron Whalum, Trombone - Randy Merrill, Masterer - Bryce Bordone, AssistantEngineer - Silk Sonic, MainArtist - Krystal Miles, Background Vocals

© 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation

4
After Last Night (with Thundercat & Bootsy Collins)
00:04:09

Bootsy Collins, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Larry Gold, String Arranger, Strings Conductor - Jonathan Yip, Writer - Jeremy Reeves, Writer - Bruno Mars, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, Congas, MainArtist - John Hanes, Engineer - Ray Romulus, Writer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - The Stereotypes, Producer - Brody Brown, Bass - Charles Moniz, Engineer - Emma Kummrow, Violin - Luigi Mazzocchi, Violin - Dernst Emile II, Writer - Jonathan Kim, Viola - Thundercat, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - D'Mile, Piano - Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II, Producer - Glenn Fischbach, Cello - Blake Espy, Violin - Brandon Anderson, Writer - Anderson .Paak, Drums, Vocals, MainArtist - Randy Merrill, Masterer - Ray Charles McCullough II, Writer - Gared Crawford, Violin - Mike Feingold, Lead Guitar - Alex Resoagli, AssistantEngineer - Bryce Bordone, AssistantEngineer - Natasha Colkett, Violin - Tess Varley, Violin - Yoshihiko Nakano, Viola - Silk Sonic, MainArtist

© 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation

5
Smokin Out The Window
00:03:17

Bruno Mars, Producer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - John Hanes, Engineer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Charles Moniz, Engineer - Dernst Emile II, Writer - D'Mile, Producer - Brandon Anderson, Writer - Anderson .Paak, MainArtist - Randy Merrill, Masterer - Bryce Bordone, AssistantEngineer - Silk Sonic, MainArtist

© 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation

6
Put On A Smile
00:04:15

Bootsy Collins, Vocals - Larry Gold, String Arranger, Strings Conductor - Bruno Mars, Producer, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - John Hanes, Engineer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Charles Moniz, Engineer - Emma Kummrow, Violin - Babyface, Background Vocals - Luigi Mazzocchi, Violin - Kirk Smothers, Alto Saxophone - Lannie McMillan, Tenor Saxophone - Dernst Emile II, Writer - Jonathan Kim, Viola - D'Mile, Producer, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Background Vocals, Bass - Glenn Fischbach, Cello - Steve Tirpak, String Arranger - Blake Espy, Violin - Brandon Anderson, Writer - Anderson .Paak, Drums, Vocals, MainArtist - Marc Franklin, Trumpet - Kameron Whalum, Trombone - Randy Merrill, Masterer - Gared Crawford, Violin - Bryce Bordone, AssistantEngineer - Natasha Colkett, Violin - Tess Varley, Violin - Silk Sonic, MainArtist - Steve Heitlinger, Viola

© 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation

7
777 Explicit
00:02:45

Bruno Mars, Producer, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - John Hanes, Engineer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Brody Brown, Bass - Charles Moniz, Engineer - Kirk Smothers, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone - Lannie McMillan, Tenor Saxophone - Dernst Emile II, Writer - D'Mile, Background Vocals - Brandon Anderson, Writer - Anderson .Paak, MainArtist - Marc Franklin, Trumpet - Kameron Whalum, Trombone - Randy Merrill, Masterer - Anderson Paak, Drums, Vocals - Bryce Bordone, AssistantEngineer - Silk Sonic, MainArtist

© 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation

8
Skate
00:03:23

James Fauntleroy, Writer - Bruno Mars, Producer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - John Hanes, Engineer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Charles Moniz, Engineer - Dernst Emile II, Writer - Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II, Producer - Brandon Anderson, Writer - Anderson .Paak, Vocals, MainArtist - Randy Merrill, Masterer - Bryce Bordone, AssistantEngineer - Silk Sonic, MainArtist - Domitille Degalle, Writer - J.D. Beck, Writer

© 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation

9
Blast Off
00:04:44

Bruno Mars, Producer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - John Hanes, Engineer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Charles Moniz, Engineer - Dernst Emile II, Writer - D'Mile, Producer - Brandon Anderson, Writer - Anderson .Paak, MainArtist - Randy Merrill, Masterer - Bryce Bordone, AssistantEngineer - Silk Sonic, MainArtist

© 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Recording Corporation

Album Description

Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars are two of the very best. By joining forces as the Silk Sonic duo, they have created something greater than the sum of its parts. Their first single together, Leave The Door Open, was a big hit in March 2021, heralding the album which the pair now unveil: An Evening With Silk Sonic. Our rascally pair throw out a series of tributes to the great standards of Black music in the tradition of Soul Train, and act out a rather knowing kind of sensuality, which sometimes borders on pastiche- and it is a delight. Their broad musical palette allows them to summon the energy of Tower of Power on 777, the frantic breakbeats of the JBs on Silk Sonic Intro or the Temptations-influenced melodies on Smokin’ Out The Window. But take note: this album is no revival. In its postures, sound and arrangements, it is clearly modern, more of a hat-tip than a flashback. The proof is in the track After Last Night, on which the pair mingle generations by inviting the big beast Bootsy Collins as well as the icon of a new generation of bass players: Thundercat. And at the end of the day, this is a track that is more oriented towards late 1990s RnB than towards traditional soul. But all the same: is there anything Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars can't do? © Brice Miclet/Qobuz

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