Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak drop 'Skate'
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Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak drop 'Skate,' their second Silk Sonic single

Silk Sonic is 2-for-2.

The funk/R&B duo dropped "Skate" on Friday (July 30) alongside an official music video:

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak announced they were joining forces as Silk Sonic in late February:

Their debut single, "Leave the Door Open," arrived March 5. The track soared to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart—Mars' eighth Hot 100 No. 1, .Paak's first—and was also accompanied by a music video:

It's early, but Silk Sonic's releases have been extremely cohesive. The framework is different. "Skate" is more upbeat than the sultry ballad "Leave the Door Open," but both singles express Anderson's and Bruno's desire to get to know someone intimately. Both videos feature them playing drums and serenading surrounding women.

If retro romance is going to be Silk Sonic's long-term lane, we're here for it.

Watch their March interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music describing how Silk Sonic came to be below.

Megan Armstrong (@megankarmstrong) is a writer with previous work appearing in places such as Billboard, Bleacher Report, GQ and others. She's most interested in writing about people and how they live their lives, through the framework of music, entertainment and sports.

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