Back in July, Bruno Mars said his new music is so good it's all he's been listening to for a year and a half. Today, with no additional info, Mars has revealed that his comeback single, "24K Magic"—pronounced "24 karat magic"—is dropping this Friday, Oct. 7.
Oh, and this:
MY ALBUM IS DONE!— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) October 3, 2016
On Instagram, in one of those nine-photo supersize cover art blasts, Mars wrote, "Excited to announce 24k Magic, out this Friday!! You can call it my first single, but I call it the invitation to the party." Asked by a fan on Twitter where he's been, the about-to-turn-31-year-old singer answered, "You think I've been playin this whole time? You don't think I'm masterminding the return?"
With four days' advance notice, are we wrong to hope "24K Magic" debuts in the form of a video, too?
A month ago, Mars' bassist Jamareo Artis said:
"We've been working on [the album] for about a year, trying different ideas and experimenting. "I don't know what's going to be included in the final version, but it's going to have a new sound, and so far the material is very groove-oriented.
Previously, Skrillex said he'd been working on the project, which will "sound like nothing else that's happened before."
Next, throw it back to a classic Fuse interview where Mars breaks down his biggest singles: