O.G. Spotlight: July 8, 2021
by Ashlee Perez
In this O.G. Spotlight, we revisit one of Bruno Mars' more underrated bangers. This track is about a woman who stole his money. Natalie, from his second album Unorthodox Jukebox, did not get released as a single. Although it was buried in the tracklist, it has the feel of an overlooked rock classic.
Newer Mars albums, 24k Magic, and An Evening with Silk Sonic are fun but not my vibe. However, I stumbled on Natalie on Spotify and cannot stop playing it. There is something quirky about the lyrics and storytelling that make me miss the old Bruno. The Unorthodox Jukebox was full of rock, reggae, disco, and soulful goodness.