Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak Team Up for Band, Silk Sonic, Announce New Album

Bruno Mars at BottleRock Music Festival in 2018. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9695817bg)

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have made an exciting announcement via social media—they’re coming together as a band, called Silk Sonic, with a new album on the way as well as a single to be released this week.

“We made an album!!” enthused .Paak on Instagram. “Y’all get the first song next Friday 3/5!! Rocket emojis and all that!!!”

Mars confirmed the news on Twitter with the accompanying art writing, “We locked in and made an album. The band’s called Silk Sonic. First song drops next Friday.”

The artwork promises legendary Parliamentarian, Bootsy Collins, as a “special guest host”.

The artists have worked together before as tourmates when .Paak opened for Mars on the 24K Magic tour. They also put in separate appearances on the Chic album It’s About Time three years ago.

Mars won the triple crown at the 2018 Grammys for his last album, 2016’s 24K Magic, picking up Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.

.Paak released his last album, Ventura, in 2019 and has been releasing one-offs since. In 2020, he released four non-album singles including a Trollz soundtrack collaboration with Justin Timberlake.