Bruno Mars Announces Second Album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’
Bruno Mars has announced the title of his sophomore album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’, which is set to be released in time for Christmas on December 11. The lead single is called ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ and will premiere on October 1. Bruno said to Billboard: "This is me going into the studio and recording and writing whatever I want. This album represents my freedom…"
The follow up from his debut ‘Doo-Woops & Hooligans’ includes varied production from Mark Ronson and Diplo; Mars said that this album cannot be defined by one genre. "I listen to a lot of music and I want to have the freedom and luxury to walk into a studio and say, 'Today I want to do a hip-hop, r&b, soul or rock record.'"
Bruno added that he was not willing to compromise his music, saying that he is not a ‘circus act’: "I've had big record label presidents look me in the face and say, 'Your music sucks, you don't know who you are, your music is all over the place, and we don't know how to market this stuff. Pick a lane and come back to us.'
"That was disgusting to me, because I'm not trying to be a circus act."
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)