Bruno Mars is an artist who doesn’t need a marketing campaign. It doesn’t matter how soon he releases a song after announcing it – all that matters is that when Bruno speaks, everybody listens, and his new single, “24K Magic,” is demanding the attention of pop radio all over the country.
Mars dropped the trifecta of music news today with the release of his comeback single, its music video, and the announcement of his upcoming album of the same name, which drops on November 18th via Atlantic Records. The single arrives just days after it was originally Tweeted out earlier this week, proving Mars is the king of doing whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
“24K Magic” is practically part two of his funk-pop collab with Mark Ronson in “Uptown Funk,” as both tracks sport a similar 80’s-esque style while still keeping things current. Ultimately, “24K Magic” comes away as the stronger and catchier song, and given the success that “Uptown Funk” had, that’s saying a lot.
“24K Magic” is the opening track from Bruno Mars’ new album, and it already has caught some controversy for only having nine songs on it. The cover art for the effort, which is available for pre-order on iTunes, was also revealed and shows him sitting on a (24 karat?) golden chair. Of course, given that it’s this early, there aren’t any song titles revealed on iTunes just yet, but for those bummed about a four year wait for only nine new songs, just remember that Michael Jackson’s Thriller was only nine songs, too.