October 16, 2012 02:10:36 GMT
Bruno rocks the stage at a crowded show in the 'old-fashioned fun' clip that features scenes which look like they are shot with HVS tapes.
Bruno Mars' recently-released new song "Locked Out of Heaven" gets a visual treatment. Directed by Cameron Dudd, the music video for the feel-good track presents vintage-themed scenes as if they were filmed with VHS tapes a few decades ago. In it, Bruno is seen performing with his band in a packed concert. He is also featured having fun by playing dice with his male gang on the streets.
When premiering the clip on Monday, October 15, the "Just the Way You Are" hitmaker told MTV that the video "was finished a couple of days ago." He said, "The concept is just old-fashioned fun. No story line, it's not me singing to a girl, you get a good sense of what you're going to get live."
The Hawaiian singer further explained, "It's very HVS-y. I love that man, it takes me back to my childhood, when the tracking is off and the color is off, there's a beauty in that. You'd have to stand by the TV with, like, aluminum foil all over you." He added, "My friend Cameron Duddy directed it, he did 'The Lazy Song' with me. But this is different, as you'll see. There's no dancing monkeys on this one!"
"Locked Out of Heaven" serves as the first single of Bruno's second studio album "Unorthodox Jukebox", which will be released in the U.S. on December 10 via Atlantic Records.
Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" Music Video