Bruno Mars’ Pop Gold

Bruno Mars does pop music so well.


A lot of acts fail because their music’s solely made with the intention that people like. So it ends up feeling contrived, cookie-cutter, or formulaic. Where’s the flavor?

Bruno’s “24K Magic” is special  because it’s firmly rooted in something real, fun, and pure. There’s west coast funk, Hip-Hop, R&B, soul and then that pop sheen and fairy dust that’ll inevitably help make it a Hot 100 hit. A little call and response here, a cheeky, swagged out pre-hook there. Not to mention a beat breakdown and the open area for us to dance and chant.

I can’t wait for his 24K Magic album in November. This and the other newbie he’ll perform this Saturday on SNL will have to hold me over until then.

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