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11 November 2014, 11:34
Mark Ronson is back with the lead single from his forthcoming fourth studio album with a seriously old school edge.
Mark Ronson is OFFICIALLY BACK and he’s dropped the lead single from his eagerly-awaited fourth studio album.
The new song, ‘Uptown Funk’ features and was co-written by Bruno Mars, and has a brilliantly old-school feel.
‘Uptown Funk’ is Mark’s first single since his Olympic-sponsored song ‘Anywhere In The World’ back in 2012 – we’ve missed you, Mark!
The single comes ahead of Mark’s new album which is set to drop on 27th January 2015, and took Mark 18 months to complete in studios across London, Memphis, Los Angeles and New York.
The Bruno Mars feature on the song is a long-awaited collaboration for the two artists, Bruno told Rolling Stone in 2012 that he had wanted to work with Mark since he hear Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ which he had produced, “It's hard to create sounds with live instrumentation that bump in the club, and Mark Ronson did it here. Since ‘Back To Black’, I've always wanted to get into his head and see how he does it."
Mark also told Rolling Stone at the time, “I was traveling in Zanzibar on my honeymoon when I got this call: 'Do you want to meet Bruno Mars?,' I was only kind of familiar with his music. But we met up in London a month later, and the first thing he said was, 'I want to sound exactly the opposite of what a Mark Ronson collaboration with Bruno Mars is supposed to sound like.'”
“That won me over – and then I found out what a phenomenal talent he is. This is the most progressive music I've worked on yet. It's going to open up the arteries and change the sound of music."