Mars sat down with Beats 1's Zane Lowe for 45 minutes to open up about his new record 24K Magic, performing with Beyonce at the Super Bowl and the incredible success of "Uptown Funk."
“24K Magic” is the first glimpse of that imaginary film and that’s how Bruno planned it. “I said, if I can tell myself I’m shooting a movie and I need an opening to let everybody know what time it is, what’s that gonna sound and look like?” he explained. “It was ’24K Magic.’ That was gonna be the opening to the movie.”
Unfortunately, he missed the boat. “I wanted to do it but I feel like I blew it,” he said. “I feel like it’s too late. It was only to trick myself in the studio.”
■ The album features Babyface, Jeff Bhaskar and Mark Ronson
■ Wrote "24K Magic" when "Uptown Funk" topped the charts
■ It was Chris Martin's idea to unite Bruno and Beyonce on stage at the Super Bowl