Bruno Mars brings the 24K Magic to “Charlie Rose.”
The Grammy-winning crooner broke down an acoustic version of “That’s What I Like” with his band and backup singers on the famed news anchor’s PBS program. Sitting down, the stylish pop star delivered a fresh take on his chart-topping hit.
Afterwards, Bruno spoke with Charlie about his approach to songwriting. “Every song has its own personality,” he explained. “Whether it’s a fun song that makes people want to dance, makes people want to cry, makes people want to fall in love, meaning it.”
Then, speaking about his acclaimed live show, Mars revealed how the magic comes together in the studio, when he decides that every concert will feel like a party. “That’s my cheat code,” he said. “I think about, ‘Man, I have to perform songs every single night or every other night, I have to write songs that I’ll genuinely have fun performing,’ so half the battle is won. I’m hoping that the audience will see that and it will be contagious and infectious.”
The multi-platinum hitmaker also beamed about collaborating with Babyface, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis, before adding that he would love to work with Teddy Riley someday.
The “Versace on the Floor” singer is currently touring the country on the “24K Magic World Tour,” which is set to wrap Nov. 11 in Los Angeles. This fall, he will also star in the CBS primetime special “Live at the Apollo.”