On January, 2015, while on the Ellen show, Bruno announced that he would be disappearing for a while.
"Until it's done", answered Bruno. " 'Uptown Funk' is doing what it's doing and it's [his 3rd album] got to be just as good if not better, right?
|Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson on Ellen|
He said, "I wanna start my third record ... I think I'm ready to go back in."
"How long?", Ellen asked, "Like a year, two years?"
Naturally, following this announcement, I was completely bummed about Bruno's 'disappearing'; but also, super (freaking!) exited about his third album!
In any case, there was nothing to be done at that point, except to wait (Weeell ... "wait" and listen to "Uptown Funk" over and over! Seriously, I can not get enough of that song!) ... Annnnd wait and wait! ... More waiting (and checking around every other day) ... MORE waiting … "Is it here yet?"?!!
Weeks had turned to Months, and all without so much as one peep about his promised third album, when, FINALLY, in August 2015, Bruno took to twitter and sent out the simple message
<Shrieking with joy!!>
(Okay, okay, so certainly less than I was hoping for; but hey! I'll take it!!)
(Awww!! So sweet … and now we were feeling genuinely guilty for being SO impatient! )
Well, we knew it all along, Bruno! ... Right, guys?
In an article from Billboard back in February, Bruno's Engineer, Charles Moniz, was quoted as saying, "I think we've [sic] very close, ... it's going to be the next movement of Bruno".(http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/6875184/bruno-mars-grammys-uptown-funk-super-bowl-third-studio-album-unorthodox-jukebox)
(<Ahhhhh!> So excited!!)
In that same article, it was revealed that Mark Ronson had stopped by the studio (#whaaat!), but there has been no confirmation (of which, I am aware) that Mark will be on Bruno's third album.
"... next year's Grammy Awards." (Funk, yeah! Now we cookin' with hot sauce!)!! … Good one, Peter! I like the way you think, dude! I like the - way - you - think!!