On Monday (October 3), Bruno Mars let his 7.1 million Instagram followers know that his new album—his first in nearly four years—was on the way. Tonight (October 6), we have a video for the first single from “24K Magic” and it’s lit.
If the video, which you can watch below, is any indication, Mars had a ball making his third project. It opens on a private jet, which Mars and his squad quickly file out of and commence to partying. “Guess who’s back again?!” he sings, bringing his trademark bop and humor to the new funk-soaked track, daring you not to dance. With scenes on the tarmac, riding down the strip, poolside and in a casino, a gold-draped Mars convincingly sings about how “player” he is. Mars and long-time collaborator Cameron Duddy co-directed the video.
Mars also revealed the album cover, which appears below. The full album will be released on November 18, but you'll get to see him perform songs from it on "Saturday Night Live" on October 15.
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(Photo: Kai Z Feng/Atlantic Records)