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Bruno Mars: Life of Pie

The pint-size pop star lets his soul glow on his latest disc.

Photo-illustration: Bryan Mayes
Bruno Mars’s album Unorthodox Jukebox is actually fairly orthodox, in that it draws on mainstream, poptastic sources. But the way those influences are spliced? Yowza! Here is our chart of the ingredients—musical and otherwise—that make up Mars’s unorthodox pie. The pop star hits town with his Moonshine Jungle tour this week, playing Barclays Center Saturday, June 29, and Prudential Center Monday, July 1.