Bruno Mars’ new video for his pop single “Locked Out of Heaven” is delightfully old school, like it was recorded on an old VHS tape that had already been recorded over a dozen times before.
The concept of the Cameron Duddy-directed video is pretty simple, as it’s basically Bruno performing in a packed, sweaty club and playing games with his buddies during the day. While I love the song and the video’s retro quality I was expecting a little more. With lyrics like “Cause your sex takes me to paradise” and “Open up your gates cause I can’t wait to see the light” I was hoping for something a little more steamy and romantic.
The song is from his upcoming album Unorthodox Jukebox, out on Dec. 11. Instead of waiting for a big television premiere he gave the music video directly to his fans. He tweeted: “Everyones telling me to wait for a big primetime premiere on TV but you know what i says to em? I says NO! My fans desoyve to see it foist!”
Watch it here: