Bruno Mars Covers Paper Magazine [Photo]
Bruno Mars covers the latest issue of PAPER magazine and talks up his new album, Unorthodox Jukebox, overcoming some dark moments in his life and how he’s trying to be ‘honest and open’ while producing music.
Check out some highlights from the interview:
On his 2010 Drug Arrest: “I know once you put it on record, it’s on record — forever. It’s weird,” he admits, “because it’s easier for me to sit down and write a song than actually talk about it.” Given that, Mars vows he will never produce a song unless it shares “a personal story, a personal problem, a personal whatever.” Mars insists, “I’m not trying to be dark. It’s just me being honest and open.”
On performing at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year: “These beautiful women are walking around in this lingerie. And I’m basically pouring my heart out to them saying they’re the reason I am the way I am.”
On his Music: “Music is supposed to put you in a mood or make you feel something emotionally,” says Bruno in a rare flash of seriousness. “Same reason you go see a movie. I don’t have the luxury of characters, like a movie. I can’t paint a picture for somebody… I don’t have three hours to give you something. I have three-and-a-half minutes to make you feel something. And three-and-a-half minutes to make me feel something.”
On the new album: “It definitely might be darker, a little more aggressive. I’m saying some things that are probably going to open a lot of those doors.”
On the new single, Young Girls: “The song is about a young, wild dude who happens to get lost in the sauce. You’re going out every night. You’re drinking every night, being young… looking for love in all the wrong places.”