Break out your silk shorts and boat shoes – Bruno Mars just dropped a new single, “24K Magic” and it is all we’ve been waiting for and more!
After a whirlwind of success with Unorthodox Jukebox, a residency in Las Vegas, and an unforgettable Super Bowl halftime appearance with Coldplay and Beyoncé, the singer took a much-needed break to work on some new music.
But after four years of waiting…THE BRUNZ IS BACK!
Most artists come out with a mainstream album and then come into their own, and Bruno Mars has shown us he’s a funkmaster in his own rite. “24K Magic” is 80s funky fresh with the typical braggart style we’ve come to know and love from the pop singer. I can hear a lot of Morris Day and the Time in the lyrics, and to my delight, a video is already out, letting me know I was correct. (It also seems to me as if Mars was influenced a bit by some trap music styling in his use of verbiage and ad libs.) The solid gold pimp vibe that manages to not actually be creepy is in full effect. The track gives me heavy Zapp & Roger vibes, and poppers near and far will have this jam on repeat. It helps that Mars and his band are known for being cool cats who also happen to be hilarious, and viewers are in for a good time just watching the band enjoy themselves. Looks like the fellas had a great time in Vegas!
If this is a precursor to his new album, there’s so much to be excited for!