Bruno Mars is set to return with a new sound on his first solo album in seven years.
The ‘Marry You’ hitmaker has been busy working on his follow-up to 2016’s ’24K Magic’, and is said to be in ‘early talks’ for a huge tour next year and beyond.
A music insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: Bruno has taken some time to develop a new look and sound following the success of his latest projects.
He is set to complete the new record and is in talks with Live Nation to hammer out a deal that will see him tour the album next year and into 2025.
Bruno wants to include the greatest concerts he has ever given and is keen to mount a large-scale, multidimensional live performance.
While taking a break from his solo career, Bruno teamed up with Anderson .Paak to form the R’n’B superduo Silk Sonic, whose 2021 debut studio album, “An Evening With Silk Sonic”, was won four Grammys.
Anderson previously dubbed Bruno “one of the greatest singers I’ve ever worked with.”
Speaking on R’n’B Now Radio on Apple Music 1, he said: “It was important to me. Like I was just trying to figure it all out, living in the moment, like being in the studio I’ve done I don’t know a person old, young, everyone on my checklist I’ve already checked and done all kinds of things, I’ve had records that got Grammys but there are things but like there is always a place an artist wants to go and I wanted to go straight to the top.
And there’s a cheat code, you know what I’m sayin’? Everyone told me the cheat code was related to this guy. Get Bruno on your side, and yeah, it’s drugs.
He also revealed that the couple had a great working relationship, explaining, “It couldn’t have happened unless it was organic and natural and every day we came to the studio and it was awesome. It was just joking. Some days we didn’t even make music, we just laugh all day and talk shit and rambling. We were having so much fun, man.
I tell him all the time that I have a lot of confidence in him and that feels good too. I felt like a lot of my career was doing collaborations and stuff, but it felt good to be able to trust a guy to try it out like this great vocal producer, one of the greatest singers who I’ve ever worked with and who just pushes me to another level.