Bruno Mars Admits He Makes Out To His Own Music! [AUDIO]
Bruno Mars called in to “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Tuesday to talk about his upcoming album Unorthodox Jukebox, how rocker Lenny Kravitz was involved with “Locked Out of Heaven,” why he apologized when “Just The Way You Are” came on at a club and has the soulful crooner ever made out to one of his songs?
Does Bruno Make Out To His Own Music?
The answer is YES! “All the time,” Bruno tells us. “I say, ‘Hold on baby, let me listen to this real quick.'”
Has Bruno Ever Heard His Music In The Club?
Bruno recalls: “We were in France or London and we were like, ‘Let’s go out!’ We ended up going to this seedy, seedy strip club. So, all the band is out there and they got word that I was there and they said, ‘Ladies and gentlemen we got Bruno Mars here.’ So, this poor girl had to go up on stage and dance to ‘Just The Way You Are.” It’s probably one of the worst songs to ever dance to in a strip club and she’s looking at me, and I’m just looking at her and I’m saying, ‘I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.'”
Did Lenny Kravitz Inspire Locked Out of Heaven?
“I did a show like a year ago at the NBA All-Stars. Lenny Kravitz came backstage, we were jamming and he was like, ‘Can I jam with you all?’ We just started jamming and I was just kind of in my head singing, ‘You make me feel like I’ve been locked out of heaven too long.’ I had that title and I kind of just put that in my back pocket. Once we started getting in the studio to work on this album I kind of brought it back. This song has been through so many changes, we had so many different versions of it, but using that title “Locked Out of Heaven.” Then we finally got this version. I was like, ‘Yeah, this is it.'”
On His Upcoming Album Unorthdox Jukebox:
“On this album I had a lot more time than I did on the first one. And definitely the luxury of customizing every song. I worked with producers that I’ve always wanted to work with I put like my dream team together on this one. “Locked Out of Heaven” is the first of 9 more. I couldn’t be prouder, these are my babies,” he says.
Bruno continues, “I guess all the music I love is in this. This represents who I am. That’s why it’s on Unorthodox Jukebox, because it is kind of all over the place. But I think that’s the only way I’ll have fun doing what I do, is being able to do whatever the hell I want to do. And go in to the studio and write whatever I want to write, and say whatever I want to say. I think you’re going to get a little more of that on this album than you did on the last one.”
Bruno’s album Unorthodox Jukebox drops December 11.