Unorthodox Jukebox is set to be released on December, 11th as the follow-up to his 2010 release ‘Doo-wops and Hooligans’. I’m personally excited to hear his creation especially since Mars worked with hit-making producers such as Benny Blanco, Paul Epworth, Diplo and Mark Ronson.
“Locked Out of Heaven” was released as the lead single from the album on October 1, 2012, described as having strong influences of New Wave, but in my opinion he has a lot of vintage ambiance in the sound and is continued in the music video which I think was a perfect fit for the single. On October, 20th 2012 Bruno Mars ran with the veterans of SNL not only acting in hilarious adult slapstick sketches but introducing the first two single’s off his anticipated new album ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ and ‘Young Girls’
Mars stated in an interview with Billboard: “This is me going into the studio and recording and writing whatever I want. This album represents my freedom. I’ve had big record label presidents look me in the face and say, ‘Your music sucks, you don’t know who you are, your music is all over the place, and we don’t know how to market this stuff. Pick a lane and come back to us. That was disgusting to me, because I’m not trying to be a circus act. I listen to a lot of music, and I want to have the freedom and luxury to walk into a studio and say, ‘Today I want to do a hip-hop, R&B, soul or rock record.”
Official ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-fA-gBCkj0