It’s just quite recently when we started to hear about Bruno Mars’ existence. Well, he’s kind of lurking around the music industry for a year or two. Being part of one of the most sought after writing team, ‘The Smeezingtons’ who has written some of pop’s biggest tunes in the last 2 years such as Flo-Rida’s mega hit ‘Right Round’, the Sugababes’ ‘Get Sexy’ and most recentl Bruno is featured on B.o.B’s number 1 hit ‘Nothin’ On You’ singing the infectious lead chorus.
The Hawaiian-American singer, has just released his first ever Extended Play. The EP is called ‘It’s Better If You Don’t Understand’ released under Atlantic Records’ subsidiary Elektra Records. It features production from the Smeezingtons with songs featuring vocals from B.o.B and Cee-Lo. Currently, the EP proving to be a success as it reaches the top 10 within the last 24 hours of its release with minimal promotion on iTunes album charts.
It’s quite undeniable that Peter Hernandez, more commonly known as Bruno Mars has mad vocals. The R&B crooner doesn’t fail to strut his given talent as he showcases his first four tracks that would serve as introduction on his artistry. Having said that, the EP doesn’t have enough surprises packed in its 13 and a half-minute extended play. The tracks doesn’t seem to have something that ‘Nothin’ On You’ or his new collaboration with Travie McCoy ‘Billionaire’ had. What’s good about it is that the tracks features a lot of R&B/Soul vibe in it with a little bit of everything placed together inside the four tracks. From the summery and breezy feel-good track ‘Count on Me’ to the soulful jams of ‘The Other Side’. It’s actually beginning to imply an ‘impressive’ mark on his repertoire until his debut LP arrives later this year. The EP ended with a brilliant note as Bruno showed a bit of vulnerability on the piano-driven egocentric track ‘Talking To The Moon’.
It’s too early to say Bruno has the guts to support longevity in his chosen field as he’s just beginning to shape things up for his life. Maybe in a couple of months or a year, we’d be convinced about his eligibility to be one of the most sought-after male singers of this era.
RELEASED: May 11, 2010
LABEL: Atlantic Records via Elektra, Fueled By Ramen
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