The Westleaf Staff
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's new single "Leave The Door Open" is what everyone needed this Friday.
The duo dropped their smooth R&B track, complete with a music video, as new group Silk Sonic. Mars and .Paak's new single won't be their last either as Silk Sonic is set to debut an album "An Evening With Silk Sonic" later this year. The two have been teasing the release of the single in the week leading up it by sharing stills from "Leave The Door Open" to their respective Instagram accounts.
The collaboration was organic, Mars told Apple Music's Zane Lowe noting one of the songs on their upcoming album is one they started in 2017. Mars said he called .Paak on his birthday and told him to come to the studio to record and .Paak showed up drunk because, well, it was his 25th birthday.
"It snowballed. And it was like, well, want to come back tomorrow? And we kept coming up with music. It felt like why you fall in love with music in the first place. And jamming with your buddy… There’s no plan, just working out the parts and trying to excite each other," Mars said.
The new video opens with .Paak on the drums and Mars on the piano backed by a full band on bass, a conga drum and percussion instruments, all dressed in looks that give off a retro feel as they coo sweet nothings.
I'm sippin' wine (Sip, sip) in a robe (Drip, drip)
I look too good (Look too good)
To be alone (Woo, woo)
My house clean (House clean), my pool warm (Pool warm)
Just shaved, smooth like a newborn
We should be dancin', romancin'
In the east wing and the west wing
Of this mansion, what's happenin'
"Leave The Door Open" gives smooth, old school, love song vibes per Anita Baker, who would know a thing or two about a soulful romantic love song, and social media is here for it.
@Deeclectic tweeted: "oh okay.. this Bruno Mars and Pak (sic) is dope. such wholesome vibes."
Some fans were excited that Mars, who hasn't released an album since 2016's "24K Magic," returned with new music.
Others are dubbing "Leave The Door Open" a song of the upcoming summer.
"Bruno Mars is about to have such a powerful hold on my summer experience,"tweeted @vinn_ayy.
@HooliganArianna tweeted: "Bruno wasn’t playing when he said him and Andy poured their heart and souls into their songs."
The first Friday in March was a good day for music – not only did Mars and .Paak drop singles, but Drake, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas and Bebe Rexha decided March 5 would be their day to release new projects, too.