Song: Skate (2021)
Artist: Silk Sonic
Album: An Evening with Silk Sonic
Nearly five months after dropping "Leave The Door Open," Silk Sonic has finally followed their #1 debut with another super-70s sounding single in "Skate."
Full disclosure: I first saw this and the latest Ted Lasso at like 2 AM Friday when I should've been sleeping for a full day at Newport Jazz Fest. Part of me wished I blogged it then, but I was in zombie mode and didn't want to have two straight days of just SODs with no blog-blogs. Maybe that's why I'm not HireDdozo... :/
As for Skate, it's certainly no "Leave the Door Open," but I still fuck with this song and sound. (I am diggin' the violins, hardcore!) Way to bank in on the roller skate revival, fellas! I'd compare the two pieces to my future boss's One Bite Everybody Knows the Rules schtick. If "Leave the Door" open is a 9.4, "Skate" is like a 6.8. Still a solid track and enjoyable AF, but there's a substantial gap between the two. With still no album date in sight, it seems like the Silk Sonic boys have been procrastinating like an undiscovered blogger with anxiety issues. Hopefully, we don't get a John Mayer "New Light" and Sob Rock situation where the actual album comes out three years after the first single.
God I love Anderson .Paak. Slide yo ass right to ICU is gold.