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Free2BMe

Bruno Mars /Anderson Paak-“Smokin Out The Window”

Just heard this song/video. Lord Jesus!!! This song is 🔥🔥🔥. I can’t wait for this album. The collaboration between these two is genius.
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Reply #1 posted 11/05/21 12:21am

Vannormal

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Waw. fantastic song !

But both can't smoke, that's obvious. wink

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #2 posted 11/05/21 1:25am

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"THIS! BITCH! Got me payin' rent!"

hahahaha

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Reply #3 posted 11/05/21 4:02am

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Great song! It's a mix of 90s R&B and 70s Philly Soul. I love it!

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Reply #4 posted 11/05/21 5:52am

Free2BMe

Shawy89 said:

Great song! It's a mix of 90s R&B and 70s Philly Soul. I love it!



Exactly. Perfect description.
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Reply #5 posted 11/05/21 7:31am

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"THIS! BITCH! Got me payin' rent!"

hahahaha

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Exactly. LOL

And funny video too.

Nice simple old school choreogrphy.

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Reply #6 posted 11/05/21 7:43am

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Free2BMe said:

Just heard this song/video. Lord Jesus!!! This song is 🔥🔥🔥. I can’t wait for this album. The collaboration between these two is genius. [Edited 11/4/21 23:43pm]

cant wait 2 hear it!

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Reply #7 posted 11/05/21 12:26pm

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Borrows a bit from the first song but is marvelous. The new Prince basically.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #8 posted 11/05/21 1:12pm

Free2BMe

Bruno has always been my second favorite artist after Michael. He is the only other artist, after Michael, that gives me goosebumps when I see and hear him perform.

Bruno and Anderson are extremely talented musicians and their collaboration is 🔥. Their music is nostalgic with a modern R&B feel.
This album, just from hearing 3 songs, deserves Album of the Year, Song(s)of the Year, Duo(Group) of the Year and every other award. I haven’t felt this excited for an album since Invincible and Xscape(posthumously) were released.

Bruno is the real deal and so is Anderson. I wonder if those who have been hating on Bruno will suddenly jump on the bandwagon. 🤔
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Riffin' off the "new Prince" comment...

I believe a lot of people, including those in the room, forget how great musicians were 40 years ago. This sort of vocal talent, instrument agility, creativity, choreography was the norm.

To see it come back around after decades of not seeing it is quite refreshing. Bruno is someone who can play more than one instrument, sing his ass off, dance, and is a fine little dude. He's another skinny motherfucker with a high voice. One worthy of the positivity he garners.

I believe we often say "new MJ" or "New Prince" not because these people are imitating Prince (or MJ or whoever), but because the artist(s) is so authentic, and real that their performance evokes memories of the past which, arguably, had better acts that made better records. I'm glad for it! I love Bruno's music. I love the New Jack songs on his last album, and the In Living Color throwback video.

Is Bruno a new Prince? Well, no. But maybe Prince-adjacent. I don't even think Bruno would want to carry the mantle of a "new Prince." Remember when they said that about Miguel? Where's that guy now, besides jumping on girl's heads on live TV. Ne-Yo was a new MJ, and now he's hosting a dance competition.

So, hopefully Bruno will just do this thing and keep making this great music. Comparisons are going to happen, and Bruno is probably flattered. I just love that, even as a younger-aged artist, he's so in touch and versed on older music; not just on the surface either.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #10 posted 11/05/21 2:01pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Riffin' off the "new Prince" comment...

I believe a lot of people, including those in the room, forget how great musicians were 40 years ago. This sort of vocal talent, instrument agility, creativity, choreography was the norm.

To see it come back around after decades of not seeing it is quite refreshing. Bruno is someone who can play more than one instrument, sing his ass off, dance, and is a fine little dude. He's another skinny motherfucker with a high voice. One worthy of the positivity he garners.

I believe we often say "new MJ" or "New Prince" not because these people are imitating Prince (or MJ or whoever), but because the artist(s) is so authentic, and real that their performance evokes memories of the past which, arguably, had better acts that made better records. I'm glad for it! I love Bruno's music. I love the New Jack songs on his last album, and the In Living Color throwback video.

Is Bruno a new Prince? Well, no. But maybe Prince-adjacent. I don't even think Bruno would want to carry the mantle of a "new Prince." Remember when they said that about Miguel? Where's that guy now, besides jumping on girl's heads on live TV. Ne-Yo was a new MJ, and now he's hosting a dance competition.

So, hopefully Bruno will just do this thing and keep making this great music. Comparisons are going to happen, and Bruno is probably flattered. I just love that, even as a younger-aged artist, he's so in touch and versed on older music; not just on the surface either.



I agree that hopefully people let Bruno be Bruno. There is no need to compare him to ANYONE. He is great on his own. . Bruno has proven that he is 💯authentic. I also want to give Anderson Paak his due respect.He is also extremely talented. Perfect DUO. The best ever, IMO.
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Reply #11 posted 11/05/21 8:52pm

alphastreet

Bruno is great, definitely one of my favourite artists. I think this new song will grow on me, wasn’t into it at first listen like the other singles from silk sonic
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Reply #12 posted 11/06/21 3:35am

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alphastreet said:

Bruno is great, definitely one of my favourite artists. I think this new song will grow on me, wasn’t into it at first listen like the other singles from silk sonic

Yeah, for me this 3rd song wasn't as 'immediate' as the first 2 songs, but it grows quickly on me after a few spins. Still miles better than most what is out today, especially in the Top 40 charts.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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Reply #13 posted 11/06/21 5:52am

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TrivialPursuit said:

Riffin' off the "new Prince" comment...

I believe a lot of people, including those in the room, forget how great musicians were 40 years ago. This sort of vocal talent, instrument agility, creativity, choreography was the norm.

To see it come back around after decades of not seeing it is quite refreshing. Bruno is someone who can play more than one instrument, sing his ass off, dance, and is a fine little dude. He's another skinny motherfucker with a high voice. One worthy of the positivity he garners.

I believe we often say "new MJ" or "New Prince" not because these people are imitating Prince (or MJ or whoever), but because the artist(s) is so authentic, and real that their performance evokes memories of the past which, arguably, had better acts that made better records. I'm glad for it! I love Bruno's music. I love the New Jack songs on his last album, and the In Living Color throwback video.

Is Bruno a new Prince? Well, no. But maybe Prince-adjacent. I don't even think Bruno would want to carry the mantle of a "new Prince." Remember when they said that about Miguel? Where's that guy now, besides jumping on girl's heads on live TV. Ne-Yo was a new MJ, and now he's hosting a dance competition.

So, hopefully Bruno will just do this thing and keep making this great music. Comparisons are going to happen, and Bruno is probably flattered. I just love that, even as a younger-aged artist, he's so in touch and versed on older music; not just on the surface either.

You're right. Bruno is definitely not a Prince or a David Bowie kind of artist, in the way his music is not rooted in self expression or self reflection, or reflecting on the times and having a unique, original spin on recurrent subject matters. But Bruno is undoubtedly a phenomenal songwriter and producer whose approach to making songs is that of a scientist who knows and studies about the anatomy of a hit and dissects every part and carefully examines why songs from years ago became hits and classics. He sees the chord progressions and rhythm as means to an end, as ways to create intensity and trigger a nostalgic feeling in the listener, that's why I cannot personally for some reason say his music is a copy of older music because technically, it is not. He does so much in the studio that he captures the feeling of an era in a bottle, he never copied an older song note for note, or chord for chord, he's an expert in making amalgamations of different, most of the time undershadowed parts in pop and R&B music history (vocal runs, harmonies, guitar licks and brass hits) and they just end up being great-sounding catchy hits that have amazing mixing/mastering and phenomenal production.

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Reply #14 posted 11/06/21 9:28am

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Shawy89 said:

He does so much in the studio that he captures the feeling of an era in a bottle, he never copied an older song note for note, or chord for chord, he's an expert in making amalgamations of different, most of the time undershadowed parts in pop and R&B music history (vocal runs, harmonies, guitar licks and brass hits) and they just end up being great-sounding catchy hits that have amazing mixing/mastering and phenomenal production.

Bruno is pretty much doing what Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, & Big Bad Voodoo Daddy were doing in the 1990s. Retro music. In the 1980s it was the Stray Cats and in the 1970s it was Sha Na Na & Blues Brothers. Currently there's Postmodern Jukebox, who does remakes of modern hits in a 1940s swing jazz style & other oldies sounds.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #15 posted 11/06/21 9:51am

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MickyDolenz said:

Shawy89 said:

He does so much in the studio that he captures the feeling of an era in a bottle, he never copied an older song note for note, or chord for chord, he's an expert in making amalgamations of different, most of the time undershadowed parts in pop and R&B music history (vocal runs, harmonies, guitar licks and brass hits) and they just end up being great-sounding catchy hits that have amazing mixing/mastering and phenomenal production.

Bruno is pretty much doing what Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, & Big Bad Voodoo Daddy were doing in the 1990s. Retro music. In the 1980s it was the Stray Cats and in the 1970s it was Sha Na Na & Blues Brothers. Currently there's Postmodern Jukebox, who does remakes of modern hits in a 1940s swing jazz style & other oldies sounds.

From all those names you mentioned, I only know Jamiroquai. lol

And I disagree, he's doing more, he creates very catchy hooks, and his voice is a 4 octave range tenor. If those people had the same talent he had, they would've been just as famous.

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Reply #16 posted 11/06/21 10:17am

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Shawy89 said:

From all those names you mentioned, I only know Jamiroquai. lol

And I disagree, he's doing more, he creates very catchy hooks, and his voice is a 4 octave range tenor. If those people had the same talent he had, they would've been just as famous.

Kim Kardashian is more famous than Miles Davis, Hazel Scott, or Minnie Riperton. Paula Abdul sold more than Betty Wright. What does how famous someone is have to do with Bruno doing the same thing those other acts were doing? He isn't the 1st or last to do retro music. More recently there was Michael Bublé, who usually does a Rat Pack kind of thing. He was popular too.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #17 posted 11/07/21 11:45am

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Am I wrong for getting the feeling this is starting to seem like bordering on parody now?

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CynicKill said:

Am I wrong for getting the feeling this is starting to seem like bordering on parody now?

In what way? Without the profanity, it's not that different from a Joe Tex kind of song. Joe Tex, Rufus Thomas, Jimmy Castor Bunch, & Johnny "Guitar" Watson would make humor based records. But I think this particular song is kinda like Roses by OutKast, not the sound but the lyrics.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #19 posted 11/07/21 2:02pm

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CynicKill said:

Am I wrong for getting the feeling this is starting to seem like bordering on parody now?



Yup, that was the 1st thing that came 2 my mind as well.
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Reply #20 posted 11/07/21 2:16pm

alphastreet

Not a smoker though sometimes I want to numb away how I feel. I think this song is a bad influence on me hehe
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Reply #21 posted 11/07/21 5:33pm

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HrdwcH said:

CynicKill said:

Am I wrong for getting the feeling this is starting to seem like bordering on parody now?

Yup, that was the 1st thing that came 2 my mind as well.


Nah, I think Bruno puts a little humor into his music. "Perm" and "Chunky" are good examples of that. "Smokin' Out The Window" is the same.

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Reply #22 posted 11/07/21 8:46pm

TruthBomb

Real music - check
Real musician - check

BRUNO MARS is all that and so is this song
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Reply #23 posted 11/07/21 11:39pm

Vannormal

Shawy89 said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Riffin' off the "new Prince" comment...

I believe a lot of people, including those in the room, forget how great musicians were 40 years ago. This sort of vocal talent, instrument agility, creativity, choreography was the norm.

To see it come back around after decades of not seeing it is quite refreshing. Bruno is someone who can play more than one instrument, sing his ass off, dance, and is a fine little dude. He's another skinny motherfucker with a high voice. One worthy of the positivity he garners.

I believe we often say "new MJ" or "New Prince" not because these people are imitating Prince (or MJ or whoever), but because the artist(s) is so authentic, and real that their performance evokes memories of the past which, arguably, had better acts that made better records. I'm glad for it! I love Bruno's music. I love the New Jack songs on his last album, and the In Living Color throwback video.

Is Bruno a new Prince? Well, no. But maybe Prince-adjacent. I don't even think Bruno would want to carry the mantle of a "new Prince." Remember when they said that about Miguel? Where's that guy now, besides jumping on girl's heads on live TV. Ne-Yo was a new MJ, and now he's hosting a dance competition.

So, hopefully Bruno will just do this thing and keep making this great music. Comparisons are going to happen, and Bruno is probably flattered. I just love that, even as a younger-aged artist, he's so in touch and versed on older music; not just on the surface either.

You're right. Bruno is definitely not a Prince or a David Bowie kind of artist, in the way his music is not rooted in self expression or self reflection, or reflecting on the times and having a unique, original spin on recurrent subject matters. But Bruno is undoubtedly a phenomenal songwriter and producer whose approach to making songs is that of a scientist who knows and studies about the anatomy of a hit and dissects every part and carefully examines why songs from years ago became hits and classics. He sees the chord progressions and rhythm as means to an end, as ways to create intensity and trigger a nostalgic feeling in the listener, that's why I cannot personally for some reason say his music is a copy of older music because technically, it is not. He does so much in the studio that he captures the feeling of an era in a bottle, he never copied an older song note for note, or chord for chord, he's an expert in making amalgamations of different, most of the time undershadowed parts in pop and R&B music history (vocal runs, harmonies, guitar licks and brass hits) and they just end up being great-sounding catchy hits that have amazing mixing/mastering and phenomenal production.

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Both new young artists are products of their time/era.

Just like Prince and MJ were.

Obviously everybody is somehow influenced by all that happenend before.

But Prince wasn't a James Brown, nor a Little Richard, or Jimmy Hendrix - with whom he at the time of becoming a star was often compared with.

I even remember when Lenny Kravitz and Terrence D'Arby came around, they too were instantly compared with Prince.

It's an easy target to compare artists with others/older artists.

It's a typical media and even record companies thing to get the it rolling (or not).

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Reply #24 posted 11/08/21 7:34am

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He does need to write his own Erotic City or Cosmic Day. That album needs to drop. He has saved soul from mumble rap and boring Adele who needs to eat donuts quick.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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2freaky4church1 said:

He does need to write his own Erotic City or Cosmic Day. That album needs to drop. He has saved soul from mumble rap and boring Adele who needs to eat donuts quick.

Yes he keeps r&b exciting and fresh and free of hip hop dominance.

Any naysayers are just mad their favorite can't.

Brunos never going to write the Grand Progession but he can keep it fun and funky.

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Reply #26 posted 11/08/21 8:06am

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paisleypark4 said:

Yes he keeps r&b exciting and fresh and free of hip hop dominance.

What about those 2 songs he did with Cardi B?

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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MickyDolenz said:

paisleypark4 said:

Yes he keeps r&b exciting and fresh and free of hip hop dominance.

What about those 2 songs he did with Cardi B?

1 remix and 1 one off single does not count for the entirety of his discography

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Reply #28 posted 11/08/21 8:27am

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paisleypark4 said:

1 remix and 1 one off single does not count for the entirety of his discography

He also did collabs with Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, & Lil Wayne. R&B & rap has been intertwined since the beginning of hip hop. It's pretty much in most mainstream Top 40 chart music.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #29 posted 11/08/21 9:19am

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I’m still laughing at Anderson on the floor
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