Since his epic Super Bowl halftime show with Beyoncé and Chris Martin last year, we’ve heard little from ‘Uptown Funk’ star Bruno Mars. But he wasn’t on hiatus or any sort of extended break. In fact, he started work on his third studio album almost immediately after ending the Jungle Tour towards the end of 2015. While working on his next release he found time to help pen a song on Adele’s record-breaking ’25’ album. Finally Bruno is ready to present to us the fruits of his labor, well almost. ’24K Magic’, as he chose to name the new full-length, will not be out till November 18. But to hold us over he has offered us both the album’s title track and its video. You can download the song on iTunes if you pre-order the album.
24K Magic finds Bruno continuing his funk odyssey on a track littered with sparkling keyboard work and snare-heavy drums. But this time there’s more rapping than singing from the diminutive entertainer. There’s a bit more bite to the music too; there are a few uncustomary curse words in the song. However, it’s all in the spirit of having a party and celebrating yourself. As the song’s title demands there is plenty of gold in the visuals starting with the chains dangling from his neck and the expensive timepiece on his wrist. The deft choreography of Uptown Funk is also on display here as Bruno and his crew sweep through Las Vegas.
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