If you loved Bruno Mars’ 90s-esque cover of Adele’s “All I Ask,” then you’re going to be a fan of his latest track “Versace On The Floor,” off his forthcoming album 24K Magic.
Mars just dropped the third new single from his upcoming third studio album, and if you happen to be heading back in time to 1992 and going to an eighth grade dance, we highly recommend this as your jam. The perfect example of Mars’ musical malleability and far-reaching talent, “Versace on the Floor” has all of the overwrought, lovestruck emotion that dominated radio in the late 80s and early 90s—which comes as no surprise from a singer who’s known to jump effortlessly between genres and decades.
Mars told Rolling Stone magazine that he wrote six different versions of the new single before finding the right groove for the sexy track. On the cover story out now, Mars says of the new song, “At a certain point, I needed to stop telling you we’re gonna get down, and just get down.”
The Hawaiian-born singer says that with “Versace On The Floor,” he wanted to re-create the feeling of early 90s music he grew up listening to, like Boyz II Men, Babyface and New Edition—a feat he definitely accomplishes.
Mars’ upcoming third studio album, his first since 2012’s Unorthodox Jukebox, will feature nine new tracks, including “Chunky,” which Mars debuted during his October 15 appearance on Saturday Night Live.
24K Magic is set to be released in full on November 18.