Bruno Mars Releases "24K Magic" Song and Video
The release marks his first new solo single in four years.
It's his first new solo single in four years.
Bruno Mars is back! After teasing a new track earlier this week, the pop star has arrived with "24k Magic," his first solo single in four years. He also dropped a video for the song late Thursday (Oct. 6).
The heavily auto-tuned tune is accompanied with a glitzy clip that sees Mars and his buddies get down to partying, drinking and playing the tables in Vegas. Mars always has a bottle of champagne in his grip and a smile on his face.
The track was written and produced by Shampoo Press & Curl, with additional production by The Stereotypes, and its clip was directed by Mars and longtime collaborator Cameron Duddy.
"24k Magic" is the title track from Mars' forthcoming third studio album, due out Nov. 18. It's his first LP since 2012's Unorthodox Jukebox, which included the hits "Locked Out of Heaven," "When I Was Your Man" and "Treasure."
In 2014, Mars retained the spotlight by headlining the Super Bowl halftime show and singing on Mark Ronson's megahit "Uptown Funk."
Since then, he also appeared in this year's Super Bowl halftime show with Coldplay and Beyonce, wrote on Adele's "All I Ask," and debuted the ballad "Rest of My Life" on the season-two finale of CW's Jane the Virgin.
On Monday, the singer tweeted that his album was done and shared nine photos on Instagram that made up the the single art for "24k Magic" (pronounced twenty-four karat magic).
Mars is expected to perform his first concert of the year at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, on Friday. He returns to Saturday Night Live for his fourth appearance next Saturday (Oct. 15).
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.