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"Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars x Anderson .Paak) — An Evening With Silk Sonic...."


          

...with special guest host Bootsy Collins

First single drops Fri, Mar 5.

https://twitter.com/brunomars/status/1365150996838555648
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLvcQeQHzYA

https://twitter.com/andersonpaak/status/1365163300233773058
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLvcQeSnaXj

https://pitchfork.com/news/bruno-mars-and-anderson-paak-announce-new-album-as-silk-sonic/

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Interesting coupling.
Feb 26th 2021
1
im interested
Feb 26th 2021
2
I'm down.
Feb 26th 2021
3
i hope to God this is heavily funk inspired and actually good.
Feb 26th 2021
4
Hadn’t realized Bootzilla himself posted in support of the release...
Mar 01st 2021
5
hmmm
Mar 02nd 2021
6
Objectively false but I laughed anyway.
Mar 02nd 2021
7
      lol
Mar 03rd 2021
9
Can’t Wait
Mar 03rd 2021
8
They should throw Tuxedo in the mix
Mar 03rd 2021
10
This shit is immaculate
Mar 05th 2021
11
was already excited
Mar 05th 2021
14
I love the haze/Lays line lol
Mar 05th 2021
16
RE: I love the haze/Lays line lol
Mar 05th 2021
18
Fillet not Lays
Mar 13th 2021
36
      Ah, I’d prefer to eat filets but I like the Lays line better
Mar 13th 2021
37
           i heard lays, too
Mar 14th 2021
38
Fully agreed.
Mar 05th 2021
20
i had to check it out
Mar 05th 2021
19
Dope
Mar 05th 2021
21
Eh....kinda too sugary sweet clean for me.
Mar 05th 2021
23
The coda bothers me more and more everytime I play this track.
Mar 08th 2021
25
I don't know... I like what .Paak brings to it but
Mar 05th 2021
12
RE: I don't know... I like what .Paak brings to it but
Mar 05th 2021
13
reminds me of
Mar 05th 2021
15
Definitely too polished.
Mar 05th 2021
24
Too polished? People get mad when songs are well made?
Mar 09th 2021
32
      Maybe polished isn't the word.
Mar 10th 2021
35
      polished isn't a synonym for "well made"
Mar 15th 2021
39
           What would make this song "unpolished" in your opinion?
Mar 19th 2021
43
                For me, polish in THIS case means "safe".
Mar 19th 2021
44
                niggas in here comparing it to a mayer hawthorne track
Mar 20th 2021
45
yea its a lil polished
Mar 18th 2021
41
yea its a lil polished
Mar 18th 2021
42
This is dope - sounds alot like a Mayer Hawthorne track but with better
Mar 05th 2021
17
RE: This is dope - sounds alot like a Mayer Hawthorne track but with bet...
Mar 05th 2021
22
Its FUN.
Mar 08th 2021
26
Imagine if the women they hired to be in the video WEREN'T enthused ?
Mar 09th 2021
27
lol
Mar 09th 2021
28
      It has!
Mar 09th 2021
29
Video is giving me Party All The Time vibes.
Mar 09th 2021
30
RIP Silk Sonic?
Mar 09th 2021
31
Definitely looks like brotherly jokes
Mar 09th 2021
33
yeah
Mar 09th 2021
34
RIP sense of humor?
Mar 15th 2021
40
I hope its more Amy Winehouse than Raphael Saadiq...here me out
Mar 20th 2021
46
I agree.
Mar 26th 2021
48
Paak did retro with Yes Lawd and it was amazing.
Mar 26th 2021
49
Something I wonder
Mar 23rd 2021
47
i never understood
Apr 02nd 2021
50
      When is the last time radio play mattered?
Apr 03rd 2021
51
      have you never heard of clean versions of songs
Apr 07th 2021
52

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1. "Interesting coupling."
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I'm sure both guys are upset they can't tour this project since I'm sure this would do serious numbers and the live shows would be quite entertaining. Can't say I'm anything of a Bruno Mars fan, but I'll definitely pick this up. I wonder if they'll play any instruments themselves on this project. I hope this is be sucessful and will move Anderson.Paak up a new tax bracket since Bruno Mars is a huge star. Folks in the pop world still check for him, correct?

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2. "im interested"
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the names kind of odd but maybe ill get used to it. definitely a single i want to check out. hope the album delivers.

  

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3. "I'm down."
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On paper this sounds like it would definitely fit.

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4. "i hope to God this is heavily funk inspired and actually good."
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5. "Hadn’t realized Bootzilla himself posted in support of the release..."
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https://twitter.com/bootsy_collins/status/1365321057603846146
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLwrs7bAxcu

  

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6. "hmmm"
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Paak cant miss
Bruno does nothing but miss

should be interesting

  

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7. "Objectively false but I laughed anyway."
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>Bruno does nothing but miss

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9. "lol"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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8. "Can’t Wait"
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I wonder if this was recorded a couple years ago?

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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10. "They should throw Tuxedo in the mix"
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and just make the dopest funkiest album out there.

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11. "This shit is immaculate"
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Can’t remember the last time I listened to a song 5 times in a row. Got a feeling these guys got a serious album on their hands.

https://youtu.be/adLGHcj_fmA

  

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14. "was already excited"
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this song has me genuinely hyped

I'm interested to see how their talents are distributed across the record and each song... like this feels a bit more like Bruno's track in terms of vocals/melody BUT it has also spotlights the change-ups and attention to detail that Paak shows in his compositions and production (kind of his trademark, imo, esp. in his solo work). It's a nice balance. I hope they find equivalent balances throughout the record.

It's smooth as shit but it also has a real sense of humor (definitely another Paak trademark).

Yeah, if they nailed this for the whole record this will be a top-tier record.

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16. "I love the haze/Lays line lol"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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18. "RE: I love the haze/Lays line lol"
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Exactly the line I was thinking of, lol

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36. "Fillet not Lays"
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These boys servin' up steak, not chips!

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37. "Ah, I’d prefer to eat filets but I like the Lays line better"
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But I just listened and you are right.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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38. "i heard lays, too"
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haven't gone back since i saw this, don't really want it to change, lol

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20. "Fully agreed."
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>I'm interested to see how their talents are distributed across
>the record and each song... like this feels a bit more like
>Bruno's track in terms of vocals/melody BUT it has also
>spotlights the change-ups and attention to detail that Paak
>shows in his compositions and production (kind of his
>trademark, imo, esp. in his solo work). It's a nice balance. I
>hope they find equivalent balances throughout the record.
>
>It's smooth as shit but it also has a real sense of humor
>(definitely another Paak trademark).

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19. "i had to check it out"
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i dont check most singles but i definitely wanted to know what it was going to sound like. it exceeded expectations for me. it just sounds right. i like what they both brought to it and how it works together. definitely excited to hear more now.

  

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21. "Dope"
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"Until you get outta my way, I don't wanna hear what you say aye aye"

  

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23. "Eh....kinda too sugary sweet clean for me."
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It sounds like a single for sure.
I'm curious what the rest of the LP sounds like.

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25. "The coda bothers me more and more everytime I play this track."
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On a positive note, I do like the fact Bruno Mars didn't show any ego and agreed to have Anderson Paak fully showcase himself on the song. Pretty cool since Bruno Mars is such a huge mega star compared to Paak.

Wonder how long it took for these two to cobble this project together.

It appears Bruno Mars is selling physical copies of this single and digital copies on his website and not a shared one with Anderson Paak. That was somewhat interesting.

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12. "I don't know... I like what .Paak brings to it but"
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Bruno makes it almost too cartoony.
It's too polished.

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13. "RE: I don't know... I like what .Paak brings to it but"
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U crazy. I’ll admit it feels more like Bruno feat. Anderson than it does a true merging of their styles. But the outcome is still a damn good song. I’m Looking forward to the LP.

  

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15. "reminds me of"
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The Stylistics "betcha by golly wow"

and Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (teddy p!) "if you don't know me by now"

it's cool i like it... was hoping they wouldn't be "so pimpery" but here we are... very very excited for the album tho

  

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24. "Definitely too polished."
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Again, I'm probably gonna check the album but....eh.

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32. "Too polished? People get mad when songs are well made?"
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Two thumbs up from me.

Hope they keep these “too polished” joints coming. Sure beats half finished LOL

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35. "Maybe polished isn't the word."
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It sounds like a radio friendly single.
It leans more to the Bruno Mars side,
where I was hoping Paak would bring him to his side (ie. NX Worries-ish).
Something slightly sloppy on the funk.

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39. "polished isn't a synonym for "well made""
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but go off.

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43. "What would make this song "unpolished" in your opinion?"
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Just trying to get a read on what you guys mean when you say it's too polished. It could mean alotta things depending on who's saying it.

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44. "For me, polish in THIS case means "safe"."
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It lacks in my opinion any risk musically.

Probably because they want to appeal to a wider audience (which is cool).
And honestly that's exactly what 1st singles are supposed to do.
But like someone stated below, this sounds like a Bruno Mars song that features Paak, not the other way around.

I hope the rest of the album sounds more like Snoop's Bush album and the Tuxedo joints and less like this.
Especially with Bootsy Collins as the "host".
THIS first single don't sound like Bootsy.

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45. "niggas in here comparing it to a mayer hawthorne track"
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kinda makes the point. i dont agree with the comparison but it does sound like a fax of the feeling (further evidenced by the cheesy video/grammy performance *shrug*)

i liked where does this door go as much as the next man but the tuxedo albums were boo boo imo and it aint what im trying to hear from a pack/bruno collab.


  

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41. "yea its a lil polished "
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it sound like a bruno song with a paak feature. expecting more of the same for the album given their relative sales and popularity. not mad at it though. bruno obviously knows how to make a hit, d'mile been killing it, and more exposure for paak is a win for everybody.

gonna make the (unreasonable) assumption that based off the single this album aint touching the nxworries joint.

  

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42. "yea its a lil polished "
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it sound like a bruno song with a paak feature. expecting more of the same for the album given their relative sales and popularity. not mad at it though. bruno obviously knows how to make a hit, d'mile been killing it, and more exposure for paak is a win for everybody.

gonna make the (unreasonable) assumption that based off the single this album aint touching the nxworries joint.

  

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17. "This is dope - sounds alot like a Mayer Hawthorne track but with better "
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vocals. The mix of vintage backgrounds and feel along with more modern chord changes definitely reminds me of Mayer Hawthorne.

  

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22. "RE: This is dope - sounds alot like a Mayer Hawthorne track but with bet..."
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>vocals. The mix of vintage backgrounds and feel along with
>more modern chord changes definitely reminds me of Mayer
>Hawthorne.

Yes.

And the video is good times too. They look like some folks who know they have a jam on their hands. Hopefully they have a whole album of jams on deck for us.

https://youtu.be/adLGHcj_fmA

  

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26. "Its FUN. "
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Thats all it needs to be. They are singing to the Women, and the women in the video seemed genuinely enthused. That works for me.

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27. "Imagine if the women they hired to be in the video WEREN'T enthused ?"
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LOL

>and the women in the video seemed genuinely enthused.

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28. "lol"
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That'd actually be really funny...

Has that ever been done in a video? Like a band giving it their everything but the audience just unimpressed?

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29. "It has!"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN6in-2Cs1U

Might have been staged.

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30. "Video is giving me Party All The Time vibes."
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31. "RIP Silk Sonic?"
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https://twitter.com/AndersonPaak/status/1369388798619041797

Paak is not happy

  

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33. "Definitely looks like brotherly jokes"
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Peace,

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34. "yeah"
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40. "RIP sense of humor?"
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46. "I hope its more Amy Winehouse than Raphael Saadiq...here me out"
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I thinking making retro music is a fine line to walk because if you are too faithful to the original material it ends up sounding like a retread and doesn't bring anything new to the material.

I think Saadiq made that mistake with The Way I See It , my post was a bit click bait because the truth is Saadiq also does it very well which he does on albums like Ray Ray.

I mention Amy Winehouse because her Fade to Black was one of the best examples of going retro without being too faithful to the original material and offering something new.


This first song from Silk Sonic is cool, but I hope they don't stay so faithfully retro with the next release.


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48. "I agree. "
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while I like this song enough, it feels pretty close to a parody of the older stuff.

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49. "Paak did retro with Yes Lawd and it was amazing."
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47. "Something I wonder"
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Will the heightened visibility and/or pop sensibities from working with Bruno Mars result in Paak not cursing at all on this album. If so, that'll be pretty interesting since dude loves to curse on his prior works.

I'm assuming Bruno Mars doesn't curse too much in the past. I could be wrong because I don't listen to the man at all.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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50. "i never understood"
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why did R and B artist start using profanity in songs to that extent anyways.. its like they purposely did not want radio play.

I would love to have an album that I can play at the cookout with my whole family listening to it.

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51. "When is the last time radio play mattered?"
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@dseals | @digife
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52. "have you never heard of clean versions of songs"
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