First, the good news: Bruno Mars is releasing a new single. Now, the bad news: it’s not from a new Bruno Mars album. Still, the news is pretty exciting: Nruno took to Instagram to reveal that the new single, “Uptown Funk,” is a collaboration with his friend, famed producer Mark Ronson.
“Dear friends and family, for the past year, my buddy Mark Ronson has been secretly working on his album. I had the privilege to hear some of the material early on and I was blown away!!,” Bruno writes. “Even though I was on the road I told him I had to be part of it. After countless sessions and sleepless nights, we somehow managed to write a couple tunes that I am so proud of and couldn’t be more excited for you guys to hear.”
Bruno concludes, “Sooooooooooo, with that being said, it gives me great pleasure to announce that the first single off his amazing project is coming out on November 10th.” Mars includes the artwork for the single in the post, which depicts what looks like a close-up of a speaker. It’s billed as “Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.”
Mark Ronson may be best known for his work with the late Amy Winehouse, but he also worked with Adele on her first album, as well as with Christina Aguilera, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney and dozens of other artists. He and Bruno are friends because he worked on Bruno’s album Unorthodox Jukebox, including the single “Locked Out of Heaven.”
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