When not working up a sweat, the pop crooner is just being an everyday man, horsing around with friends, rolling dice in the alley and taking swigs of his Jack Daniels.
Bruno Mars: The Billboard Cover Story
Everything about "Locked Out Of Heaven" -- whether it be the video or the track itself - is retro. While the song references the early discography of the Police, the video takes us back a little bit further. From the style of their dress and the wonky-TV effects on the video, one might guess that Bruno and his friends are partying in the '70s. Only the Akai MPC sampler being played by a band member reminds the viewer that this video is, in fact, modern.
"Locked Out Of Heaven" previews Mars' sophomore set, "Unorthodox Jukebox," due Dec. 11 via Atlantic. The Mark Ronson and The Smeezingtons (Mars' production group)-produced single premiered on October 1. This week, the song debuts on the Hot 100 at number 34.
Coincidentally, Christina Aguilera's new single "Your Body" (off the upcoming "Lotus") debuted at the same spot, only to drop to number 64 in its following week. Hopefully the same fate is not in store for Bruno Mars' latest.