Tuesday, October 12, 2010

From Hawaii With Love

You have to love “love” in order to write and perform such melodic (without being over the top) love songs in the way that Bruno Mars does, there is something about his voice that truly makes you fall in love.

I was first introduced to Bruno Mars’ music when I heard his collaboration with B.O.B on the song Nothin’ On You, the tone of his voice, him playing the piano and the contrast with Bobby Ray’s rhymes, well, it was a match made in R&B and hip-hop heaven. He went on to collaborate with Travie McCoy (lead singer of Gym Class Heroes) for the (very inspiring song) Billionaire out of McCoy’s solo project.   

Did you know that before topping the charts with these two collaborations he was known as a song writer & music producer who participated in songs such as Flo Rida’s smash hit Right Round, Far East Movement’s track 3D and Sugababes song Get Sexy?  He also used to do shows in his native Hawaii (I knew there was a similarity between his music and that of Jack Johnson and now I know that gorgeous Hawaii, its beaches, sun and fabulous weather are to blame.)

Bruno Mars wanted to do more and in May of this year he released an EP titled It’s Better If You Don’t Understand out of which came the single The Other Side featuring B.O.B and Cee-Lo himself.  In addition to the LP Bruno Mars just recently released his full length album titled Doo-Wops & Hooligans. The CD has 10 songs and Bruno Mars scored a collaboration for the Reggae-ish song called Liquor Store Blues with Damian Marley.

Thanks to Bruno Mars and his melodic voice I have fallen in love, not with love but with his CD. Ever since I was given a copy it’s been in my car playing non-stop. The radio airwaves might still be stuck on the single Just The Way You Are (check out the video if you haven’t! It is catchy, cleaver and not your typical crappy music video.) I have moved on to my two new favorite songs of the CD: Talking To The Moon and Grenade (the video is currently filming in LA.)

Since I know you’ll be opening your itunes as soon as you finish reading this blog because, admit it, you want to buy Bruno Mars’ album, but before you leave this page check out this intro video where Mr. Bruno Mars tells you what he is all about, enjoy!

Photo Credits: Bruno Mars' Official Website
Video Credits: Elektra Records' page on youtube 
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