Bruno Mars — the singing voice behind the ultra-catchy choruses of B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ On You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” — tries to reconcile his newfound fame with everyday life in the just-released video for his own single, “The Other Side.”
Video: Bruno Mars’ “The Other Side” featuring Cee-Lo
The video takes us through what is now a typical day in Mars’ life, from posing at a high-production value photo shoot to strumming on an empty sidewalk. Mars, who teams up with Cee-Lo and B.o.B. for the track, exhibits his multi-instrumentalist talents throughout: he lightly feels the keys of a stand-up piano, hops in front of a retro microphone with his guitar and taps the snare of a bright blue drum set, which is sometimes played by a cute little boy in striped overalls.
While Mars’ video may give inside access to his lifestyle, but Cee-Lo’s last line on “The Other Side” — “It’s better if you don’t understand” — suggests that some things are best kept secret.