An Evening With Silk Sonic Album Review

Written by on November 24, 2021

Photo Courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment / Atlantic Recording Corporation

After teasing the world with their first single, “Leave The Door Open” in March 2021, the R&B-Silk Sonic duo consisting of singer Bruno Mars and rapper Anderson .Paak released their debut album, An Evening With Silk Sonic

Unlike much we hear in today’s music industry, Silk Sonic is a funky yet dreamy ode to ‘70s R&B music made during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a fan of both artists and their individual work, I was curious as to how this album would pan out when first hearing about it’s upcoming release. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t on my hands and knees praying every night that this album would live up to its hype. Low and behold, this love letter of an album to ‘70s soul did not disappoint. For every mood you may be feeling, Silk Sonic can provide a dreamy, jazzy tune right beside it. Mars’ perfectionist touch mixed alongside .Paak’s loose and smooth tone is truly the combination we never knew we needed!

Throughout the album, there seems to be a combination of several different themes and moods. Some of its funkiest, most make-you-want-to-get-up-and-dance songs were definitely “Silk Sonic Intro”, “Fly As Me”, “777” and “Skate”. The intro song accurately sets up the entire mood of this album, setting the tone for these three other funky songs! 

Want to sing your heart out? Get in your car and que up “Leave the Door Open” and “Put On A Smile”. The passion that Silk Sonic put into these two songs is astounding, and truly proves how much of a passion project this was to the duo.

An honorable mention I do have to give from this album is without a doubt “After Last Night (with Thundercat and Bootsy Collins)”. With the help from Thundercat (an American bass guitarist) and Bootsy Collins (American musician, singer and songwriter), this song truly stands out from the bunch. This song straight up puts the “Silk” in Silk Sonic—with Mars’

by Emma Saperstein