Inspired by the late ’70s/early ’80s, Bruno Mars has released the official video for “Locked Out of Heaven,” the official lead single from his upcoming second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox, which is set to be released on December 11th.
The high energy uptempo track was produced by Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, and his production team — The Smeezingtons.
Directed by Cameron Duddy, who also directed the video for “The Lazy Song,” the stripped-back visuals take on a distorted VHS-like feel and capture the song’s fun reggae-fusion/pop/soul production.
“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,” Bruno said. “It’s very VHS-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.”
Enjoy the video below!