In late February, Bruno Mars surprised fans with an intriguing announcement: the award-winning star planned to team up with musical artist Anderson .Paak to create an R&B musical duo. The duo, known by the stage name Silk Sonic, dropped their debut single on March 5. Titled “Leave the Door Open,” the chart-topping song creates the perfect ambience of romance.
Throughout his career, Mars has displayed notable versatility in his music; he often drifts between pop and R&B, with albums such as 24K Magic combining elements of both genres. “Leave the Door Open,” on the contrary, differs – it brings a concentrated spotlight to his R&B capabilities rather than emphasizing his style of pop.
The song dives into a playful charm with its lyrics. “I look too good /To be alone /My house clean, my pool warm/ Just shaved, smooth like a newborn/ We should be dancin’, romancin,” .Paak sings in the first verse. “Leave the Door Open” features passionate vocals which create the perfect environment for a dreamy slow-dance, accompanied by the song’s upbeat instrumentals.
According to Billboard, the song initially topped its Hot 100 chart when ranking No. 4 two weeks after its release. The song proceeded to reach No. 1 a few weeks later, and continues to fluctuate between the top four spots.
The duo has announced an upcoming album, titled An Evening with Silk Sonic. Details of the album, such as its release date, are yet to be announced. However, considering that “Leave the Door Open” was an absolute hit and both artists are Grammy-award winning, the upcoming album excites fans with its musical potential.