Elektra Records has announced this week’s release of “IT’S BETTER IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND,” the debut EP from Bruno Mars. The four-track collection arrives at all digital retailers today, Tuesday, May 11th.
Best known as one-third of the red-hot production duo The Smeezingtons (Flo Rida, Cobra Starship, Matisyahu), Mars recently stepped into the spotlight with his soulful vocal turns on Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B’s #1 hit single, “Nothin’ On You (Feat. Bruno Mars)” and Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording artist Travie McCoy’s Top 40 smash, “Billionaire (Feat. Bruno Mars).” Now “IT’S BETTER IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND” sees the Hawaiian-born singer/songwriter/producer unveiling his own deeply personal songs that blend purposefully simple production with irresistible hooks and powerful vocals. Among the collection’s highlights is “The Other Side,” which sees Mars joined by both B.o.B and the one and only Cee Lo Green (whose hugely anticipated new Elektra/Atlantic solo album, “LADY KILLER,” is slated for release later this year). All four tracks on “IT’S BETTER IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND” were produced and written by Mars in collaboration with his Smeezingtons partners, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine.