Bruno Mars is closing out the year with a new album. The Grammy-winning crooner is readying a new single and video for release next month.
“Locked Out of Heaven,” the first single off Bruno’s sophomore album, is set to premiere on October 1 at 7 p.m. EST, while a video is already in the works with director Cameron Duddy. Immediately following the YouTube premiere, he will chat with his fans during a live Google+ session.
The project marks the follow-up to Bruno’s 2010 breakthrough debut Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which spawned the hit singles “Just the Way You Are,” “Grenade,” and “The Lazy Song.”
“I want to have fun on this next album,” the 26-year-old previously told Ryan Seacrest. “I think that’s the most important key, especially now that I’ve been on the road and am playing a lot of shows. I have a little more of a vision than I think I did with Doo-Wops & Hooligans.”
The album, due in December, is already in the can. “Over a year workin on it and now Im finally finished. My 2nd album is complete!!!!!” tweeted Bruno.