Bruno Mars in Le 19 45 (French Tv Channel M6)
Translation for non-french viewers:
Maybe Bruno Mars comes from another planet! what is certain is that his first album released in 2010 has sold 6 million copies. An album full of hits like “The Lazy Song” and “Just The Way You Are,” or “Marry Me” (Epouse-moi): a song on which, for the record, many people have asked their lover to marry them via Internet.
Bruno Mars is back today with a second album, “Unorthodox Jukebox;” and like for the first one, the American singer didn’t put any pressure on himself.
Bruno Mars: If it diverts me, if it makes me feel things, people who listen to my music have to feel the same. It can make you crazy to put too much pressure on yourself, so I do my best.
“Unorthodox Jukebox” has nothing orthodox. Bruno Mars goes from Soul to Pop or Reggae, and even Rock.
Bruno Mars: You know it comes from Hawaii, where i’m from. There is this reggae culture, this reggae guitar sound that you can find in The Police, Bob Marley… what I have listened to growing up. And it’s normal to find those influences in my music.
But there is especially in him (and it hasn’t escaped the Parisian public) something of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, his idol.