After reaching charts early March with “Leave The Door Open” many listeners were left wondering when they would hear next from the new mysterious band who supposedly called themselves ‘Silk Sonic’. Bruno Mars (Peter Gene Hernandez) had previously come into the music scene in 2010 with his album “Doo-Wops and Hooligans,” and has reached the top of charts almost every time he releases something new. Anderson Paak (Brandon Paak Anderson) on the other hand, has been making music since around 2014, but his career was more underground than Mars.  

‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ gives off major 70’s vibes, with groovy slow songs like “After Last Night (with Thundercat)”, “Put On A Smile”, and “Leave The Door Open”, consisting of slow but mellow dynamics. On the other hand, they also have upbeat songs such as “777”, “Skate” and “Fly As Me” to keep listeners in check and bopping their heads the whole time.  

The idea to come together was ingenious. With Mars’ high public status in the music field, followed with his amazing voice range, and Paak’s intricate drumming skills, (followed with ego and bougie-style from the both of them) the dynamic duo was set for success. The two knew exactly what they were doing when they decided to create ‘Silk Sonic’. 

Due to this being their debut album, there’s really nothing to compare it to for the better or worse. The band put themselves out there, and set expectations for themselves when originally  releasing “Leave The Door Open”. Now that the album was released, one could say they live up to the hype, and gave us exactly what was promised.  

Overall, the album was a 9/10. The only takeaway from it is the fact that there could’ve been more content for sure. What that does create though, is more excitement and makes one look forward to seeing what else they have in store.  

Zoe Rivera // Staff Writer 

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