November 22nd, 2012
Though his sophomore album doesn’t drop until December 11th, Bruno Mars has released a third song from Unorthodox Jukebox, this time with the track Moonshine. Mars told Capital FM that the song was inspired by a night of drinking, saying “We drank it all night, then headed to the studio – Jeff got on keyboards, Mark starts playing electronic drums that sound like Eighties Prince and I started screaming, ‘Moonshine, take us to the stars!’” I’d put money down that this is the most coherent result of a night of drinking Moonshine.
Moonshine features a distinct 1980s sound, a nod to the decade of Mars’ childhood. Borrowing a few layers of backing track from Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, Mars is one of the first artists with music and talent worthy of the privilege to sample Jackson (I’m looking at you, Chris Brown).
Check out Bruno Mars in Moonshine off his December 11th album Unorthodox Jukebox below.Tweet