Bruno Mars is still throwback king, debuts new song ‘Chunky’ on Saturday Night Live

Bruno Mars is still throwback king, debuts new song ‘Chunky’ on Saturday Night Live

Most artists fight to stay current by debuting new songs that have new style or sound to the mainstream while others look to the past for inspiration and reinvent old songs to make it current, but Bruno Mars has proven time and time again that old music is great music.

It seems Mars has taken the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” to heart as the Uptown Funk singer is definitely channeling the grooves of the old school soul, funk and jazz with his new song Chunky which he performed on the longest-running American variety show Saturday Night Live last night.

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Along with the singer’s recently released single 24 Karat Magic, which is the title track off his new album 24K Magic, the groovy singer has breathed new life into pop and expect similar more songs are coming as his new album is expected to drop on November 18.

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The Just The Way You Are singer performed his new song Chunky as a second interlude to his SNL guesting performance, much to the delight of his fans and this time it is less about 70’s sounds and more about working new jack swing into a track that is still relevant in 2016.

The pop star’s groovy new song has a different vibe to it reminiscent of old school funk which makes listeners get on the dance floor. According to MTV, the song has Mars “looking for a love that can both sport some “big ol’ hoops” and pay her rent on time, and he checks off his list of perfect girlfriend criteria.”

After his guest performance in SNL, the singer took to Twitter his appreciation of the show’s hospitality by posting a tweet where he wrote, “Thank you, @NBCSNL.” This weekend’s performance marks his fourth time as the variety show’s musical guest, including his 2012 appearance where he both performed and hosted the show.

Thank You @nbcsnl

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He joined host Emily Blunt who stars the upcoming The Girl on the Train movie in the SNL stint after the season got started last week with Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Lady Gaga and Tom Hanks will be next week’s musical guest and host.

Check out Bruno Mars’ performance in the videos above and below.

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