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Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak are Silk Sonic and just as smooth as hoped on debut single “Leave The Door Open”

News appeared earlier this week that Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak had joined forces as a new project called Silk Sonic, and today they’ve delivered the first single “Leave The Door Open”, ahead of an album called An Evening With Silk Sonic arriving later this year.

Typical for two smooth characters, “Leave The Door Open” is stylish and sexy enough to make you feel like you’re being seduced with each pristine note. While Paak has a tendency to get real dirty, and Mars is usually a pretty PG guy, they find a perfect middle ground of suggestive lines – “if you’re trying to lay in these arms / I’ma leave the door open.” Delivered over delectable modern-R&B production that really emphasises the silkiness of Silk Sonic’s combined powers, “Leave The Door Open” is the aphrodisiac delight we’d all hoped for.

You can listen to “Leave The Door Open” on streaming platforms, or watch the video below.

The duo’s album An Evening With Silk Sonic is arriving later this year. You can find the project on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.