Can we all just take a moment to acknowledge how SUPERB Bruno Mars was at the Super Bowl 48 (XLVIII) Halftime Show on Sunday evening… Man of man this guy is full of life, soul and talent. Unorthodox Jukebox is one of my favourite albums of late 2012 and the whole of 2013. It’s awesome and when you get to see him perform some of those tracks live, those songs become that much better! To follow someone like Beyonce is never an easy task, but Bruno did just that and whoever has that task next year, will have to pull something spectacular out of the bag!
It’s about damn time. Bruno Mars is back and ready to rock and roll with the release of his new album. The Grammy winner released his brand new single, Locked Out of Heaven” yesterday via his Youtube account (www.youtube.com/brunomars). It’s taken off his forthcoming album, “Unorthodox Jukebox”, which is due for release on the 10th of December. The first big bit of promotion he’ll be doing is on SNL. He’ll be hosting and performing on the hit show on the 20th of October (to be aired in SA on the 27th). He’s also on the cover of Billboard Magazine, which you will see on the right. Log on to Billboard.com for more.
Just a few other tidbits on the album- it was executive produced by The Smeezingtons. Other production credits include Jeff Bhasker (fun., Kanye West, Jay-Z), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lil Wayne, Black Lips) and Diplo (M.I.A, Usher). More info will be released in the weeks leading up to the album. For more info though go to www.brunomars.com.
Have a listen to the first single below: