Pop star Bruno Mars issues a varied mix of musical styles on Unorthodox Jukebox, his sophomore LP via Atlantic Records.
Two years after the â€œGrenadeâ€ singerâ€™s debut,Â Doo-Wops & Hooligans, a slightly G-rated project full of sweet and unconditional love songs such as â€œJust The Way You Areâ€ and â€œMarry You,â€Â Unorthodox Jukebox, ringing in at only 34 minutes,Â is straight up and down about S-E-X. From “making love likeÂ gorillasâ€ to “your sex takes me to paradise“ on lead single â€œLocked Out of Heaven,â€ Mars makes no bones about his life in the pop star lane. Along with songwriting and production team The Smeezingtons (songwriter Philip Lawrence and engineer Ari Levine), the Hawaii-bred artist creates music that not only connects with his audience, but shows his vulnerable side too; as shown on “Treasure,” â€œWhen I Was Your Manâ€ and â€œIf I Knew.â€
Having written Billboard chart-toppers for artists such as B.o.B (â€œNothinâ€™ on Youâ€),Â Travie McCoy (â€œBillionaireâ€) and Cee Lo Green (â€œFuck Youâ€), Bruno Mars continues his knack for churning out hit-making songs.