Come Friday, Bruno Mars is back.
The Atlantic Records artist announced that a new single, entitled "24K Magic" (pronounced "twenty-four karat magic") will drop Oct. 7.
"Excited to announce 24k Magic, out this Friday!!" he said on Instagram. "You can call it my first single, but I call it the invitation to the party."
"24K Magic" will be the first song released off his forthcoming third studio album?? - his first in four years, since 2012's Unorthodox Jukebox, which yielded the hits "Locked Out of Heaven," "When I Was Your Man" and "Treasure."
In the meantime, he sang on Mark Ronson's??2014 hit "Uptown Funk," wrote "All I Ask" with Adele, performed at two Super Bowls and debuted the ballad "Rest of My Life" on the season-two finale of The CW's Jane the Virgin. Skrillex has mentioned that he's an upcoming collaborator on new material.
No album release date or title has been announced. Still, of the album, Mars??reassured his fans on Twitter, "You think I've been playin this whole time? You don't think I'm masterminding the return?"