Bruno Mars Talks Success, Failure and Future Music Plans in Billboard
The very handsome Bruno Mars covers the July issue of Billboard Magazine. Inside, the Doo Wops & Hooligans singer is talking about his overall success, his climb to the top and that cocaine incident in Vegas. Interview highlights below:
On his overall success:
“It’s a rare thing that happens, especially in this day, where it’s real hard to sell albums. I’m traveling to places that I’ve never even heard of and there are all these people singing the songs back — and English is not even their first language. It’s like, what the hell happened?”
On being dropped by his first record label- Universal Motown:
“I wasn’t ready for it. I did nothing. And the lesson was — why are you waiting for someone to come and write a song with you? You know how to play the freakin’ guitar. Do it on your own.”
On staying focused on his music:
‘OK. Now I’m here, what’s next? A clothing line?’ That’s not what I’m trying to do. It’s like, ‘Don’t be a slut. Remember your dream. Do your music and keep it special.'”
On the cocaine possession incident in Las Vegas last year:
“It’s something that I wish would go away. It’s a cloud that constantly follows me no matter how many achievements. I’d like to move on. To show that I’m here for my music. Not to be in a tabloid.”
On future plans (He revealed that he recorded material for Watch the Throne, but it looks like nothing made the final cut):
“I’m itching and jonesing to get back into the studio. I’m such a fan of how Jack White and Danger Mouse get down and put these bands together. I’d love to be the drummer in a band that I’m producing, and sit back there and have someone else sing. I’m just a mixed-up dude. I want to work with the Kanyes, the Jay-Zs… a Rihanna, a Gaga, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons. I want to do all those things. As proud as I am of “Doo-Wops,” I feel like, ‘Oh, man. People haven’t seen nothing. They don’t even know what I’m about to do,’ and that’s what I can’t wait to show the world.”
Personally, I think Bruno is a genuine talent that will stick around for a long time. What do you think?
Read the entire interview here.