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Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak Are Teaming on a New Band Silk Sonic

Bruno Mars performs onstage at 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Bruno Mars performs onstage at 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles.

If Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak gave the impression they’ve been chilling while the pandemic passes, they haven’t.

The dynamite duo are Grammy winners as solo artists. It turns out, they’ve used this slow time to collaborate on a new act named Silk Sonic, the first music for which will drop in a matter of days.

“We locked in and made an album,” Mars tweeted. “The band’s called Silk Sonic. First song drops next Friday 3/5.”

We haven’t heard from Mars since 2019 when he guested on Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project track, “Blow”. The R&B and pop singer’s last solo album proper was 2016’s 24K Magic.

Paak, the master multi-instrumentalist from California, last dropped an LP in 2019, Ventura.

Check out Mars' announcement below.