Bruno Mars has the 'Liquor Store Blues' on a new song from his upcoming 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' album, in stores Oct. 5.
With ethereal, backing "ooohs," the reggae roots-infused track is mixed with quite depressive lyrics: "'Cause my job's got me goin' nowhere / So I ain't got a thing to lose / Take me to a place where I don't care / This is me and my liquor store blues."
However, reverb effects in the bridge, along with Damian Marley's distinct verse, stamp it as a lively, reggae-flavored effort.
'Liquor Store Blues' is currently available on iTunes, and follows the release of the single, 'Just the Way You Are.' The song comes out just days after the Hawaiian-Puerto Rican singer's arrest for cocaine possession was announced.
To hear the track, head over to AOL Radio's New Pop First. station.