Just when we thought Bruno Mars had wrapped up with his 24K Magic (2016) album, Mars drops another single and video from the hit album, this time a remixed version of his song Finesse featuring rapper Cardi B; the original song is without her.
Will, Salt & Pepa Is That You?
We are absolutely living for the Finesse video, which is a homage to Keenen & Damon Waynes’ In Living Color, an American sketch comedy TV series that originally ran from 1990-1994; one of Mars’ favourite shows.
Directed by Bruno Mars and Florent Dechard, the video also takes inspiration from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, live performance music video styles and visual devices from the early nineties. Styled by Kollin Carter, Cardi B wears a mix of designer brands Moschino and Jeremy Scott to re-create her 80’s/90s R&B look – think Salt & Pepa.
Bruno Mars has a total of six nominations for the upcoming, 60th annual Grammy awards (2017) – airing on January 28, 2018. Nominations include: