Bruno Mars announces new single and teases first album in four years

Singer-songwriter has been in the recording studio with Skrillex recently

Bruno Mars has announced that he will release a brand new track called ’24K Magic’ on Friday (October 7).

Writing on Instagram, the singer-songwriter told fans: “You can call it my first single, but I call it the invitation to the party.” Mars’ label has confirmed that the track’s title is supposed to be pronounced “24 karat magic”.

Mars has yet to make an official announcement about a new album, his follow-up to 2012’s ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’, but he told fans on Twitter earlier today (October 3) that it is “done”.

Little is known about Mars’ new album, but Skrillex confirmed last month (September) that he has been working on new material with the singer-songwriter. “I’m not going to give specifics of what it sounds like, but what we’re doing is so fucking different, awesome and next level and sounds like nothing else that’s happened before,” he told Billboard.

The album will be his third following 2010’s ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ and 2012’s ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’, home to the huge hits ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ and ‘When I Was Your Man’. In 2014, he teamed up with Mark Ronson for the global chart-topper ‘Uptown Funk’. He also co-wrote Adele’s ’25’ album track ‘All I Ask’.