It’s well documented Silk Sonic are for the lovers in all of us. Their album An Evening With Silk Sonic was full of jams about all stages of love while channeling the classic feel of 1970s soul. With Valentine’s Day happening on Monday, it wasn’t surprising that the dynamic duo broke us off a little more with a special tune for the holiday. What we weren’t expecting, though, was for it to be a cover of Con Funk Shun‘s 1982 slow jam “Love’s Train.”
The song, another in the many classics created by legendary production team Gamble and Huff, fits the Silk Sonic aesthetic like a glove, with Anderson .Paak taking on the song’s lead verses as he sings about the hold that love can have and what it makes you do. Bruno Mars comes in for the more tender refrain, where he puts those begging skills to good use as he requests to come over to rekindle that old flame. The fellas keep the musical structure very similar to the original, though they do opt for live instrumentation over the original’s synthesizer-constructed groove. The duo obviously appreciates the classics and this one was covered with tender, loving care.
Silk Sonic is still gearing up for their upcoming Las Vegas residency. Due to overwhelming demand, they also added dates to the outing throughout the month of May. That means you have many more opportunities to see the fellas do their thing (though we highly suggest you get your tickets now to make sure you’re in the number).
Listen to Silk Sonic’s updated take on “Love’s Train” when you press play.