Watch Bruno Mars Pay Homage To The Newtown Victims
By Jessica Rawden 2012-12-18 22:08:56
The more I see of Bruno Mars, the more I like him. The man put in so much work for his performance on Saturday Night Live a few months back, and in a recent trip to Ellen DeGeneres' talk show he achieved a pretty selfless act, sharing his music for all of the poor souls who lost their lives in the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy last Friday, rather than using the live TV opportunity to promote himself.
Bruno Mars visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show and shared a heartfelt moment with the host, her audience, and the millions of people watching on television. To commemorate the victims of the sad shooting event, he sang “Count on Me,” a track off of his freshman album, Doo-wops & Hooligans which hit the market in 2010 (he later put out a second album, as well). The track, the 27-year-old’s fifth single off that album, never charted in the U.S., but it’s a heartfelt song, nonetheless.
“Count on Me” isn’t specifically about a tragedy such as Newtown, but it is about the meaning of friendship and about coming through for your friends in need. In the video, Bruno Mars plays the track acoustically, with a ukelele to accompany him, which is pretty charming, and Ellen introduces him with the words, "I think we can all agree right now we need a lot of love out there.” One song can’t fix everything that seems broken right now, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.