Bruno Mars wants his own "Sorry."
The last time we sunk our teeth into a new Bruno Mars record was in 2012 when he put forth the multi-Platinum Unorthodox Jukebox record, which produced several massive singles including "Locked Out Of Heaven," "Treasure" and "When I Was Your Man." Mars kept his name in our heads in the years to follow, releasing "Uptown Funk" with Mark Ronson, which spent 14 consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and two Super Bowl performances. Needless to say, Mars is one of the greatest artists of our generation.
Plus, he has Adele's stamp of approval ("I think he definitely will be the biggest, biggest, biggest artist in the world").
Bruno will have his chance to prove Adele right later this year when he releases his third studio album. His dad, Pete Hernandez, said the LP was originally due around this time, but the Super Bowl performance and a management shakeup delayed Mars' plans. According to new reports, he's now aiming for a November release and it will feature the Grammy award winning producer Skrillex.
“I’m actually working with Bruno Mars right now,” Skrillex told Billboard. “I’m not going to give specifics of what it sounds like, but what we’re doing is so fucking different, awesome and next level and sounds like nothing else that’s happened before.”
Mars’ engineer Charles Moniz said he thinks the new album will "be the next movement of Bruno.”
The mood in the studio is “about having fun. It’s about everyone coming together and having a good time,” Moniz continued. “That’s the thing: When the vibe’s right and everyone’s having fun, that’s when the best music comes out.”