Papa Roach's 2000 single "Last Resort" is an all-time nu-metal jam, an angst-ridden song about suicide set to crunchy detuned riffs and rapped with an appropriate sense of frustrataion and tension. It is, fair to say, an entire world away from the Silk Sonic universe; a seductive and playful '70s soul cosplay executed to period detail perfection by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak on their 2021 album An Evening With.... And yet, game recognises game and as such we have the strange reality of the Grammy-winning duo covering "Last Resort" at a Vegas aftershow over the weekend.
Silk Sonic are currently playing a residency at the Park MGM and on Saturday night celebrated with an aftershow at nearby club the Barbershop. As Stereogum reports, things got a little loose and Mars and .Paak led the crowd in a rendition of "Last Resort." .Paak was in a blonde wig, Mars was sipping from a red solo cup. People might have been losing their minds, but all in the name of a good time. Check out footage above.
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