Singer Bruno Mars is planning to come up with his new album later this year.
The “Uptown Funk” singer’s third studio album will be a follow up to 2012’s “Unorthodox Jukebox”.
The 30-year-old singer’s long-term bass player Jamareo Artis has confirmed that the record will come by the end of 2016 which will lead to a tour, reported Female First.
“We’ve been working on it for about a year, trying different ideas and experimenting. I don’t know what’s going to be included in the final version, but it’s going to have a new sound, and so far the material is very groove-oriented.
“It’ll be out sometime this year, and then we’ll hit the road again,” Artis said.
The 26-year-old bassist said he finds it “challenging” when the superstar singer asks him to play a random tune on the spot.
“Bruno will call me up and play some piano over the phone to see what I think of his ideas, and he’ll ask where he should go from there.
“Or I’ll go into the studio and he’ll have basic parts that he wants me to jam out on and do my thing. Most challenging is when he has me start a song out of nowhere, in any key with any groove or vibe,” he said.