Bruno Mars’s New Single Could Drop This Friday

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Bruno Mars’ is readying his new album for this fall. Don’t believe me? Just watch.

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,” she said earlier this year).

Bruno will have his chance to prove Adele right this fall 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 threw a wrench in his plans. “It was due in March, but by doing the Super Bowl, it threw him back several months,” Hernandez told PressReader. “Bruno has seven great new songs — I’ve heard ‘em — but the album should now be released in September or October, to qualify for next year’s Grammy Awards.”

Management shakeups also delayed Mars’ plans to release his next studio album earlier this year.

A previous report from Hits Daily Double claimed Mars is aiming for a November release, and now the site says he plans on releasing his lead single sometime between this Friday and Sunday.

Mars started work on the album after finishing up his tour last year, Mars’ engineer Charles Moniz confirmed to Billboard. “I think we’ve very close,” Moniz said. “I think it’s going to be the next movement of Bruno,” he said.

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.”

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