Unorthodox Jukebox is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars. It was released on December 7,by Atlantic Records. The album was initially planned to be more "energetic" than his previous work, but ended presenting a wide range of styles such as reggae rockdiscoand soul music.
The singer co-wrote the whole record and worked with several past collaborators, while enlisting new producers and no guest vocalists. Lyrically, Unorthodox Jukebox revolves around the theme of relationships, incorporating more explicit lyrics and subjects than his previous material. Critical response to Unorthodox Jukebox was generally favorable; many reviewers compared Mars' work to that of his previous album, while All You Need - The Beatles - Judy! deemed its lyrics shallow.
On December 4,the album was made available to listen to in its entirety for a week before its release. Unorthodox Jukebox later topped the chart, marking the singer's first album to do so. Unorthodox Jukebox became Mars' Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox album in the latter country inthe third best-selling album in Australia in and the fourth best-selling in the United States in The premiere of the album was preceded by the release of its lead Bodies - Tall Dwarfs - Weeville" Locked Out of Heaven ", which experienced commercial acclaim worldwide and topped the US Billboard Hot songs chart for six consecutive weeks.
Subsequently, four other singles " When I Was Your Man ", " Treasure ", " Gorilla ", and " Young Girls " were made available Twist And Shout - Beatlemania - Twist And Shout consumption inwith each one of them having major to moderate success in the United States. Unorthodox Jukebox was further promoted through the Moonshine Jungle Tour — He additionally confessed that, "It's going to come when it comes" since his production team, The Smeezingtonsfelt that they rushed his debut album because of the release's deadline.
Mars revealed to Billboard Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox September on a preview of his cover story that he recorded an album that represented his freedom.
He elaborated, "If I'm changing things around because people might think it's a hard pill to swallow then I'm Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox to feel like a circus clown onstage, selling something fake". Pick a lane and come back to us".
To these statements, the singer added that he felt "disgusted" as he wanted to have the liberty to create his own music and not the music he was told to do. Mars further confessed that by the time he started to develop his songwriting skills, he learned his "most valuable lesson", "Does it make you move?
Make you dance? Whether the song is uptempo or a ballad", adding that "there has to be a heartbeat in back of it. There needs to be a pulse in the song". He went on expressing that the first four or five months they worked on the record were fruitless, because "nothing would stick". When they decided to leave the studio and have a few drinks, they came to conclusion to relax and not put themselves under so much pressure; it resulted in "the ideas [starting] coming out again.
The development of Unorthodox Jukebox started when Mars wanted to create something unforeseen with the follow-up of his debut album. Due to the music variety, the singer refused to "pick a lane" for Unorthodox Jukebox.
The singer described this encounter as inviting "master chefs into the kitchen Masterboy - Generation Of Love - The Album no master plan" or any kind of outcome, "either a complete disaster or something outstanding".
Me and Paul [Epworth] just got together and Bruno wrote an amazing song on top of it. It kind of all came together". He further explained that "it's like some throwback Nina Simone type shit, like 'Sinnerman'". Additionally, a "piano-laced" track was conceived for the album in its opening session. Mars explained the meaning behind the album's title by saying that it had become a "soulful, experimental, electronic, hard-to-explain" concept. According to the singer, jazz artist Esperanza Spalding and Diplo were among them.
Furthermore, the "pop's most innovative producers" Bhasker, Haynie and Ronson had to be taken "beyond their comfort zone". Mars also worked with Michael Leonhart on three songs for the album, including on an unreleased version of " Locked Out Of Heaven ". The song " When I Was Your Man " is a pop piano ballad and shows traditional notions of romance, a pre-fame heartbreak as Mars regrets letting his woman get away.
Although it's not quite an Alicia Keys -esque powerhouse, [it] smartly allows Mars to momentarily remove his fedora and bare his soul". The ninth track from Unorthodox Jukebox"Money Makes Her Smile", is the result of a trip to a strip club done by Mars and Diplo, who afterwards decided to create an "anthem" for it, since Mars' debut solo single was an awful song to be played in such place, according to him.
He went on explaining that its process began with Emile Haynie producing a beat and Bhasker adding a sample of a Django Reinhardt recording over it. On September 4,Mars reported to his fanbase that, "You'll hear something in October. I promise", after being asked for news regarding his second studio album. He further posted a link to a "Funny or Die" video entitled "Whatta Man", where Mars starred himself in order to celebrate.
In the same article, Mars revealed some of the Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox producers, including Ronson, Bhasker, Diplo and others.
On October 24,the album's cover was unveiled by Mars after a promo shot previously used for a Billboard issue tried to pass as the official artwork. Mars performed "Locked Out of Heaven" and "Young Girls" for the first time on Saturday Night Live on October 20,while receiving positive reaction from critics and the audience.
Its second leg, announced on February 20,consisted of concerts all over Europe; it ran from October to November Unorthodox Jukebox was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics. At Metacriticthe album received an average score of 70, based on 16 reviews. Billboard magazine's Jason Lipshutz described that the record "succeeds in mixing its safer stylistic choices with its relatively bold ideas".
Sullivan dubbed it "the same conventional mish-mash as Thane Kanee Kanee Suvana - Lata Mangeshkar - Meera Bhajans 6m-selling debut". The critic went on arguing that Mars' songwriting values " narrative arc and internal logic ". The A. Unorthodox Jukebox debuted at number two on the Billboard with first-week sales ofcopiesphysical sales and 57, digital salestopping the expectations of sales that were around , copies, earning Bruno Mars his highest peak on the chart.
As of July 24,it has sold 2, total copies in the United States. In Europe, the album was similarly successful. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Unorthodox Jukebox. On October 15,the album was made available for pre-order worldwide via Mars' official site, offering different options to purchase including an immediate MP3 download of "Locked out of Heaven", the standard CD or digital release, the deluxe bundle which included the record's physical issue, a T-shirt, and an ultimate bundle packaged similarly to the deluxe edition that featured an autographed screen print Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox limited for the first ordersand a key necklace for the single.
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