For Bruno Mars, music is all about love. The ‘Just The Way You Are’ hitmaker believes music was created for “guys and girls to get together”.
He told The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine: “The girls I liked weren’t listening to Elvis. They were listening to New Edition, Boyz II Men. So that’s where I started changing. [It] absolutely [worked]. Any musician will say that’s what they got into it for. That’s why I’m doing it …
“If you ask me, 95% of music is about love. Cavemen hitting rocks and sticks around the fire so the guys and girls can get together, and magic happens. That’s what music was built for.”
Meanwhile, the 31-year-old singer previously revealed he hopes he will be remembered for his music and not for any “scandals or controversy”.
Asked how he wants to be remembered, he shared: “I hope that my music does the talking. I just wanna do music. It could be boring for people this day and age, but I don’t wanna be known for no scandals or controversy. I want to be the guy that brings joy to your life through his music. That’s it.”
And Bruno feels the failures he has faced in the past have made him who he is.
He explained: “[Those days] sucked, but in a beautiful way. Without getting dropped, I might not be here. All of these things you have to go through. It ain’t easy. If it was easy everyone would be doing it.
“The worst absolute moment was telling everybody I got dropped. I’m broke. I’m in debt. Walking into a room saying, ‘Yeah, I’m a signed Motown artist,’ then walking in and saying, ‘I’m a dropped Motown artist.’ But I’m not blaming anybody over there.
“Sylvia Rhone gave me a deal and the timing wasn’t right. I had to go through this journey. I had to meet Jeff [Bhasker] and beg him to come play at Pickwick’s Pub on Ventura with me. I had to sing these songs and gig. I was 20-years-old. I wasn’t even supposed to be in these places probably.”