On June 14th, Bruno Mars released the music video for his single entitled “Treasure“. This catchy tune was penned by a team made up of Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Phredley Brown, and Mars himself. The production side of the track was taken care of by everyone but Brown, a trio often called The Smeezingtons. “Treasure” along with many other of Mars’ newest songs are featured on his newest album, Unorthodox Jukebox.
The music video for “Treasure” was filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 20th, 2013, which happened to be the day after the band’s live performance of the song at the Billboard Music Awards. When the music video was released in June, Mars first made it public from his Twitter account saying,
“Dance With Us World! #TreasureVideo http://youtu.be/nPvuNsRccVw“
“Treasure” is described as a funky and retro tune, taking inspiration from older groups like The Jackson 5. Both in the music video and during live performances, Mars and the rest of his band use choreography that was made popular in the 60’s & 70’s. You will also notice the cinematography equipment and techniques they used in the video, allowing it to look like it was filmed 30 to 40 years ago.
Check out the music video below: