Album Review: "An Evening with Silk Sonic" by Silk Sonic (9/10)

Aftermath, Atlantic

Producers: Bruno Mars, D’Mile

Two of neo-pop-R&B’s coolest musicians, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, have joined forces to bless us as Silk Sonic. The coolness takes Silk Sonic far enough, but .Paak’s creative approach to song structure and always-impressive drumming, and Mars’ buttery voice is a perfect combination for a self-dubbed “setlist of doom.” Lead single “Leave the Door Open” is a vintage nod and modern jam—timeless. Parliament Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins is a “special guest host,” emceeing the event, and occasionally lays down tasty bass licks. An Evening with Silk Sonic will be responsible for a population boom.