On Monday night (Oct. 9), Bruno Mars performed a special, never-before-seen acoustic version of his 6x Platinum single “That’s What I Like” on “Charlie Rose.”
Mars also sat down with the famous journalist and television host for a rare interview, where he talked candidly and in-depth about his music and career.
When asked what pleases him in songs, Bruno simply said “emotion.” Adding: “Every song has it’s own personality. Whether it’s a fun song that makes people want to dance, whether it makes people want to cry, make someone want to fall in love – meaning it.”
He also shared his inspiration for much of his new album (24k Magic), which came from a story that hit-making singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy told him about people putting their phones down to dance to The Gap Band’s “Outstanding” at a party.
Currently finishing up the North American leg of his massive “24K Magic World Tour,” Mars is set to premiere his first primetime television special, BRUNO MARS: 24K MAGIC LIVE AT THE APOLLO, Wednesday, Nov. 29 (10:00-11:00PM, ET/PT) on CBS.
“That’s What I Like” Acoustic Performance
Full Interview & Performance