Bruno Mars And Anderson. Paak 'put a bow on the funk' with their debut collaborative album, 'Evening With Silk Sonic.' This nine-track quarantine passion project is packed with a velvety strain of R&B Philly soul-inspired signature sonic songs, feel-good groovy hip shaken vibes, rooted in the 60s, 70s and wrapped in silky Sonic 'Bootsy' Collins funk formula.
In an interview with RollingStone Paak or Mars started saying the phrase “Smoking out the window” as part of a comical picture of some imaginary stressed-out dude blasting cigs while trying to escape anxious circumstances. The four words became a recurring bit, and it became a hook when they got to the studio. “That was the first thing we ever wrote together,” Mars says.
You'll find nods to songs like 'Jungle Boogie,' 'Fire' and 'Love Rollercoaster'; groups like The O'Jays, the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, the Ohio Players, the Gap Band, and Kool & the Gang; angelic backing vocals, ludicrously lush strings, and horns, baby-I'm-down-on-my-knees testifying; wacka-wacka guitars and tinkling glockenspiels. via Variety
In an interview from Aug with RollingStone Paak says. 'That song 'leave The Door Open' was like our mission statement,' Paak says. 'It's the intro to the book to set the tone and let you know the sound. There are different kinds of waves, but the whole album is wrapped around that.'
Bruno Mars joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1’s New Music Daily to talk "Skate" ‘What if we were performing in the middle of a roller rink, what would that bassline be doing? What would the guitar be doing? What would the drums be talking about?’ And I wanted to play congas, and that’s what you get. You get a song called ‘Skate.’
The symphonic soul experience of 'Smoking Out The Window' is pure Philly soul power with a modern spin. The use of strings and falsetto voices in the lead and backup vocals, live instruments, and infectious dance moves will get your groove on and put a swagger in your step.