When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars
There are very few who would not recognize the talents of Bruno Mars. He has proven over and again he not only has talent, but has the imagination to reach across many different genres and delight fans of all ages. His rendition of When I was your man is just another in a long list of musical accomplishments. Not what you would expect from Mr. Mars, his video is unassuming, not flash or flair, just him and his talent being performed for you to enjoy.
Published in February 2013, it is directed by Cameron Duddy and Bruno Mars himself. It has quickly become one of the highest downloads this year in the music industry. Born Peter Gene Hernandez, his stage name Bruno Mars, is known around the world. Raised in a musical family, he has been performing and songwriting for as long as he could speak. Although starting in the music business as a producer, being a team member of the Smeezingtons, his talent soon catapulted him to the front stage to perform his own music. At the young age of 27, he is quickly becoming a veteran on stage and becoming one of the greats of the new generation of musicians.
Although usually writing songs for others, the song when I was your man is a song that he wrote just for himself to perform. Saying that it was one of the most nerve wrecking songs to put out there, performing it himself meant something a little more special. The video is simple, just Bruno, a piano and some special effects of lights behind him. His appearance seems to be straight out of the 70’s, but his talent is all new.
The video and song are just Bruno Mars and his raw talent. He performs the music live on the piano without any bells and whistles. With faint tones of a girl, and a retro musical reel, there is nothing needed to make you fall in love with this song, besides the pure talent of Bruno performing it. His stage presence is enough to captivate his audience and the production seems effortless. Although Bruno has made an industry name of writing, and producing for others, being in front of the camera is clearly where he belongs.