Tuesday 2 October 2012

Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven

After the slushy romance of his biggest hits, Locked Out Of Heaven, from upcoming second album 'Unorthodox Jukebox', looks to be taking Mars in a different direction.  The funk-ska feel of the verses are ripped almost directly from Sting's Roxanne, whilst the chorus features an electro twist for a thoroughly contemporary and cool pop song.

Lyrically, this is the usual woman-worship stuff from Mars, though the sexual innuendo borders on sleazy.  Yet somehow, his cool demeanour allows him to get away with lines like "But swimming in your water's something spiritual" and "open up your gates 'cause I can't wait to see the light".  He repeats "Your sex takes me to paradise" before the chorus, but if the cover art is anything to go by, the titular heaven is a woman's bosom (pun intended).  Surely that's less heavenly and more a sinful delight?


Listen: Locked Out Of Heaven appears on second album 'Unorthodox Jukebox' released on December 11th.