Friday, 13 May 2011
1 IN 10: MAY-BRUNO MARS: THE LAZY SONG
Just when you thought he couldn't hit again, song-writer supremo Bruno Mars is dominating the charts and airwaves with 'The Lazy Song' an ode to doing much about nothing. Over some simple but sublime guitar Mars sounds out of this world as the hit-maker does and sings as he pleases. This is the perfect easy-going number for the establishing Summer. It sits back and shines all at the same time. The man who penned Cee-Lo Green's 'Fuck You' gets his dimes ready for the swear jar with more rhymes heading for a parental advisory sticker. Still like any lazy man, or star with a big enough status Bruno doesn't care crooning "yeah I said it, I said it, I said it 'cause I can". Don't sweat the technique of his swagger though it's confident not cocky. As ever the guitar man comes off charismatic and classy and this is all part and parcel of his platinum charm. TIM DAVID HARVEY.