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Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak Return as Silk Sonic with a Modern Roller Disco Gem

Silk Sonic is the backyard band in the feelgood video for their new single “Skate.”

After delivering an instant hit with their debut single, Silk Sonic is back.

The duo, a retro-soul-leaning passion project from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, returned last night with a follow-up that could very well join “Leave The Door Open” as a mid-summer smash. The group’s latest single, “Skate,” is tailor-fit for the roller disco revival (which is well underway,) and it arrives with a properly sunny visual treatment. A feelgood clip with plenty of seasonal appeal, the video centers on a backyard band configuration of Silk Sonic with .Paak sitting behind the kit and Mars handling percussion as they duet the upbeat cut and dancers coordinate a routine on wheels.

Silk Sonic introduced first themselves at the top of the year with a slow-burning ballad (which earned .Paak his first Billboard No. 1,) promising a full album in due time. And they’re certainly milking it. Following a few performances on the awards show circuit, their latest single lands just a couple of weeks after unveiling a remix for “Leave The Door Open,” featuring an even-paced verse from Wu-Tang Clan‘s Ghostface Killah. As a brief placeholder, the duo also released a jingle for Mars’ rum company, SelvaRey. And while there’s no telling when a proper album release will be announced, it does appear one is on the way.

Watch the video for Silk Sonic’s new single “Skate” below and hold tight for their next transmission in the weeks ahead.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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