Bruno Mars’ “Young Girls”: Hear The Album Version

Carl Williott | October 31, 2012 12:14 pm

Earlier this month Bruno Mars unveiled “Young Girls” on Saturday Night Live, but now the studio version of the song has hit the web. The opening track off Unorthodox Jukebox (out December 11) showcases delicate but dynamic production, with strings commingling with fuzz in the opening bars, reminiscent of Lana Del Rey.

Mars effortlessly combines his retro crooner sensibilities with modern sonic flourishes here: the pre-chorus could be from a ’60s girl group, while the thumping percussion and bits of electro flitting in the background are firmly planted in modern pop. It serves as a nice flipside to the bombastic lead single “Locked Out Of Heaven.” Take a listen below.