Silk Sonic fans will have to wait a little longer for the duo’s debut effort. Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars, who came together to form Silk Sonic back in February, revealed the news in a recent cover feature with Rolling Stone. While An Evening With Silk Sonic was originally slated to arrive this fall, the pair’s debut album has now been pushed back to January 2022.
“We’re really in touch-up mode now,” Mars told the outlet. “We’ve got the bones of most of the album, so it’s really about touching up parts that need a little more… grease.”
Both .Paak and Mars also said they want to release more singles before sharing the album in full. “I don’t want to be binge-watched,” Mars explained.
Fans have been hooked on Silk Sonic ever since the duo released their debut single “Leave the Door Open” in March. Last month, they returned with their second offering, “Skate.”
“That song was like our mission statement,” .Paak said of “Leave the Door Open,” which helped Silk Sonic win Best Group at the BET Awards 2021.
“It’s the intro to the book to set the tone and let you know the sound. There’s different kinds of waves, but the whole album is wrapped around that,” he added.
The California native also explained how creating music as Silk Sonic and recording their debut album became a way to deal with the pandemic and cope with the challenges and tragedies both he and Mars have faced.
“That’s why we put so much in it. We know it’s life or death for us, and we know what life and death means — we know what it’s like to be broke and to lose parents and to have parents that supported us and that battled addiction,” .Paak said. “We know what we’re up against and this is all we have.”
See Silk Sonic’s Rolling Stone cover below and read their full feature here.