Before Ryan Tedder laid his featured vocals down on Far East Movement’s Top 10 single “Rocketeer,” naturally there was a demo version. And lo and behold, that demo sports the golden pipes of our favorite bowling partner Bruno Mars, who co-wrote and co-produced the dreamy mid-tempo jam. We’ve got the original version of “Rocketeer” featuring Grammy winner Bruno below—give it a listen!
The L.A.-based gents of Far East Movement are all over the place lately—sidling up to Rihanna backstage in Sydney, performing with Snoop Dogg, stripping things down for the Cherrytree House Sessions, Vol. 1 collection (it’s out now). So it’s nice to take a moment and check out an early recording by these guys, before they blew up.[wpaudio url="http://cdn.idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Rocketeer_feat-Bruno.mp3" text="Far East Movement feat. Bruno Mars - Rocketeer" dl="0"]
Once we got our mitts on the “Rocketeer” demo, it became apparent that this song would have been just as big a hit with Mars’ vocals still intact.
Let us know below what you think of the original version of “Rocketeer” with Bruno on vocals!