There’s no question whether Silk Sonic understood the “throwback Thursday” assignment for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards with their performance of “Leave the Door Open.” The group transported us back to the ’70s with their vintage wedding-inspired garb and sensual lounge singer vibes. If this performance taught us anything, besides the fact Bruno Mars can still get it, it’s that people have really missed concerts. Did we need the off-key singing of the iHeartRadio Music Awards crowd? No, but it was still oddly heartwarming.
As if the lyrics of the song weren’t sexy enough, both Mars and Anderson .Paak took a moment to directly serenade a few lucky members of the audience. What we wouldn’t give to be fought over by the members of Silk Sonic. Isn’t that how it’s supposed to go down at a ’70s wedding? Ahead, see some of the highlights from the performance.