Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have unleashed a new Silk Sonic single. Entitled “Skate,” the duo’s sophomore release is a certifiable summertime jam. Watch the song’s accompanying video, co-directed by Mars, below.
“Me and the team was thinking about what if we were performing in the middle of a roller rink, what would that bassline be doing? What would the guitar be doing? What would the drums be talking about? And I wanted to play congas and that’s what you get,” Mars said in an interview with Apple Music. “You get a song called ‘Skate.’ Talking about I’m trying to float. I’m trying to glide.”
The group’s debut single, “Leave the Door Open,” earned the title of Song of the Week upon its release in March. They later performed the song live at the Grammys, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and BET Awards.
Silk Sonic are expected to release a full-length album called An Evening with Silk Sonic later this year.