Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Silk Sonic is back with a new single, “Love’s Train”. The dreamy R&B slow jam, a cover of an early-’80s deep cut by Con Funk Shun, marks the first new release from the Bruno Mars– and Anderson .Paak-fronted soul project since the late 2021 arrival of its highly successful debut album, An Evening With Silk Sonic.

The track originally appeared on Con Funk Shun’s To the Max LP in 1982 and later peaked at No. 47 on the R&B charts. Some fans may also recognize Dru Hill‘s cover of track from 1996. In Silk Sonic’s hands, the shimmer of its original era remains intact alongside some expertly engineered updates (i.e. a synth line becomes a horn section). This dip into the crates feels like a no-brainer in .Paak and Mars’s retro vernacular, a callback to a glamorous, bygone era with a modern kick.

As the group noted in a post, “This is is one of Silk Sonic’s favorite songs originally recorded by the group Con Funk Shun. We love this song so much we wanted to sing it for y’all.” Listen to the new Silk Sonic single, “Love’s Train” on the platform of your choice here or listen via the player below.

Silk Sonic – “Love’s Train” (Con Funk Shun)

The release of “Love’s Train” comes on the heels of Anderson .Paak’s surprise appearance as Eminem‘s drummer during the Dr. Dre-led Super Bowl Halftime Show at Inglewood, CA’s SoFi Stadium. Read a full rundown of the hip-hop-focused Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show and revisit the full performance here.

While An Evening With Silk Sonic was released too late in 2021 to be eligible for Grammy consideration in 2022, the album’s lead single, “Leave The Door Open”, is up for a number of awards at this year’s ceremony—now due to take place in Las Vegas in late April—including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Silk Sonic is due to perform its first-ever ticketed live shows as part of a 25-date residency at Las Vegas, NV’s Dolby Live at the Park MGM Check out a a full list of An Evening With Silk Sonic – Live In Las Vegas dates below. For more information, head here.

An Evening With Silk Sonic – Live In Las Vegas 2022 Dates

*All shows at Dolby Live in Las Vegas, NV

Fri, Feb 25, 2022
Sat, Feb 26, 2022
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