The two electrifying musicians will release a collaborative album titled An Evening with Silk Sonic. It will feature a guest appearance from funk legend Bootsy Collins.
â€œWe locked in and made an album,â€ Mars tweeted on Thursday night.
A release date for the album hasnâ€™t been announced at this time. However, Mars confirmed that the lead single will release on March 5.
Marsâ€™ last studio album was 2016â€™s 24K Magic. The album won seven Grammys at the 2018 Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best R&B Album.
In between his 24K Magic release, he joined Cardi B on the one-off track â€œPlease Meâ€ and appeared on Ed Sheeran on No.6 Collaborations Project in 2019. Last year, Mars contributed songwriting and production to Charlie Wilsonâ€™s number-one single â€œForever Valentine.â€
Paak netted his two 2020 Grammys for 2019â€™s Ventura. The album landed on Rated R&Bâ€™s 30 best R&B albums list of the same year. He shared two songs last year, including â€œJewelzâ€ and â€œLockdown.â€ The latter is nominated for two 2021 Grammys, including Best Music Video and Best Melodic Rap Performance.
Additionally, .Paak appeared on multiple projects last year, including Nasâ€™ Kingâ€™s Disease and Ty Dolla $ignâ€™s Featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
âœ¨We locked in and made an album. The bandâ€™s called Silk Sonic. First song drops next Friday 3/5.âœ¨ pic.twitter.com/kzCQ3f7NRa
â€” Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) February 26, 2021