They made the announcement via their Instagram with the first single coming out in one week.
Paak posted: “We made an album!!
“Y’all get the first song next Friday 3/5!! Rocket emojis and all that!!!”
Mars confirmed, and wrote: “We locked in and made an album.
“The band’s called Silk Sonic. First song drops next Friday 3/5.”
The duo had teamed up before as tourmates when Paak opened for Mars on part of the “24K Magic” tour.
The pair also put in separate appearances on the Chic album “It’s About Time” three years ago.
Mars won three awards at the 2018 Grammys with his 2016 album, 24K Magic, – album of the year, record of the year, and song of the year with “That’s What I Like.”
last album, 2016’s “24K Magic,” resulted in the star winning the triple crown at the 2018 Grammys, where besides album of the year he picked up record of the year for the title track and song of the year for “That’s What I Like.”
Paak’s album “Ventura” was released in April, 2019, and rolled out four non-album singles in 2020, including a “Trollz” soundtrack collaboration with Justin Timberlake, which appeared on a fifth, and it’s a featured artist on Busta Rhymes’ “Yuuuu”.