October 25, 2012 01:34:57 GMT
The Hawaiian singer-songwriter releases an intriguing album cover art and complete track listing for his second studio installment.
Grammy awardee for Best Male Pop Vocal Performer, Bruno Mars, unveiled the new cover art for his "Unorthodox Jukebox" album scheduled for release on December 11. Also included in the unveiling was the 10-track listing for the album.
The album cover lives up to its title as it features a gorilla up against a retro jukebox, and seemingly amazed at the new found machine. Already, the album art has been generating mix reactions from fans as they try to interpret what the artwork is all about. Looking at the track list, one will find a song entitled "Gorilla" and speculations about its connection to the album cover have sparked up.
"Locked Out of Heaven" is the first single off the album and was released last October 1. The track rose to number 15 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 and shows Mars' strong New Wave, Rock, Soul, and R&B influences.
Mars' collaborators in this much-awaited second studio album include producers Mark Ronson, Emile Haynie, Jeff Bhasker, Diplo, Supa Dups, and The Smeezingtons, Mars' three-man songwriting and production team. "This is me going into the studio and recording and writing whatever I want. This album represents my freedom," said Mars during an interview with Billboard.
"Unorthodox Jukebox" track listing: