Bruno Mars Brings the ‘Uptown Funk’ on New Mark Ronson Single
It might be too early to ask for their 'Watch the Throne,' but it's a promising start
Two weeks before their planned Saturday Night Live performance together, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson have joined forces on the British producer’s funky new single, “Uptown Funk.” Mars sounds a bit like Nelly on the track, sing-rapping his way through goofy lyrics (“Got Chucks on / With Saint Laurent / Gotta catch myself / So pretty”) atop a bass line taken straight from Prince’s playbook.
It’s a definite step towards more classic funk for Ronson, who has a history of dabbling in heavy horn sections and walking guitar solos. Mars’ voice keeps things light and bubbly though, making “Uptown Funk” the kind of song you’ll be unable to escape on the radio in a matter of days. Stream it above.