Bruno Mars: The Lazy Song

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Posted June 30, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in HiDef
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On his lazy summer anthem, Bruno Mars brings simplicity and genuine humor together in entertaining vid

It isn’t a mystery why Bruno Mars‘s latest hit single, “The Lazy Song,” is making so many Americans feel so damn good. With a sour economy and jobs running scarce, Bruno Mars adds new meaning to the “lazy hazy crazy days of summer” on his third single from his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans. But the pop sensation is also beating the heat in other ways, proven in the song’s music vid. He saves a wad of cash without going for exotic locations, fancy digital effects or a fleet of dancers. Instead, he uses the familiar YouTube-esque one-camera setup, lip-synches to his own song and hires five actors, dressed in cute Chewbacca masks, to play as his super cool whistling posse. But the choreography shared by the crew, as simple as it looks, gets technical as the lyrics pick up. Mars, along with co-director Cameron Duddy, even uses the !!! approach on their 2010 video “Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass” by covering the screen with both hands, creating the ultimate cut to a whole different scene. The vid is creative, entertaining and budget-friendly. Who could ask for anything more?

J MATTHEW COBB


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