Star reveals songwriting secrets ahead of Bruno Mars tour
Ahead of the upcoming Bruno Mars concert, the star has revealed that he always writes his songs with live performances in mind.
In an interview with Australian newspaper the Courier-Mail, he says that he finds there is a difference between writing songs for himself and writing songs for others.
"I always put 100 per cent into everything that I do whether it's for me or for somebody else. But when it's mine I am always thinking about the show and the live element," he told the news provider.
"When I put my album together it was almost like putting a set list together. You want to open up with a big song and have everyone dancing by the second song, then slow it down and get on the piano, and then the guitar. I wanted to write songs that catered to that."
The 25-year-old Hawaii-born singer recently released his second solo single Grenade, which is on course to reach the UK number one spot this weekend.
"I am so happy people are really liking Grenade. It's my favourite song on the album," he said.
Bruno Mars begins a UK tour at Cafe de Paris in London on January 24th, with tickets going on sale today (January 14th).
Posted by Claire Charpentier