Right now, Bruno Mars is doing all the global promo shit that you have to do when you are a massive, worldwide pop star and you have a possibly-huge album about to come out. On the most recent episode of the UK version of The X-Factor, Mars put in a deeply silly, deeply fun performance of “24K Magic,” his deeply silly and deeply fun cartoon-funk single. As with his SNL performance, Mars is proving himself to a be a master in using hypemen to best possible effect, and the video also offers a rare glimpse of grey-bearded Simon Cowell. Check it out below.
Mars’ new album 24K Magic is out 11/18 on Atlantic.