Bruno Mars Is A Sad Piano Man In His “Grenade” Video

Nov 19th, 2010 // 3 Comments

As we saw from the short “making of” clip for Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” video, the Doo-Wops & Hooligans crooner basically drags a piano through the city by a rope in order to prove his love to his object of affection. “The concept of the video is my struggle, to tell this girl I’d do anything for her,” Mars says in the behind-the-scenes clip. “So I’m going as far as dragging a piano to get to her just so I can sing my heart out.” Watch the full video below.

“I would go through all this pain, take a bullet straight through my brain,” a suit-clad Mars sings in the “Grenade” video, which was directed by Nabil Elderkin (Kanye West’s “Coldest Winter”).

As Bruno pulls the piano by a rope across L.A. to the home of the girl he’s heartbroken over, he comes face to face with gang members, a homeless guy, some crazy dude shouting at him, a priest and, in the end, a train barreling toward him down the tracks he’s sitting on.

Now that’s devotion.

As we’ve said before, “Grenade” is a standout track from Doo-Wops & Hooligans, and it’s given an extra sheen thanks to a quirky, unconventional video that doesn’t shy away from the dark tone of the song’s lyrics.

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  1. Cande

    I just love Bruno and his music. His video is kinda dark in a sense but it is a very nice song. I play it all the time on my iPod along with some of his other songs. And I hear Janet Jackson plays some of his songs on her mp3 too. Ever wonder why? Take a look at the link below to read more

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1651984/20101110/jackson_janet.jhtml

    I Love you Bruno. Keep singing those notes.

  2. tiara

    He has a good voice and I love his music.

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