Bruno Mars has definitely found his groove. After a series of successful, yet sonically schizophrenic, singles the pint-sized popster has settled into a sound that he clearly really likes. From Treasure, to Uptown Funk, to 24K Magic – and now Finesse – he’s clearly making the funk work for him. But are we wrong to think that it all sounds a bit familiar?
Practically everything Swedish superproducer Max Martin turns his hand to becomes an international, multi-platinum mega-hit. His music is estimated to have earned him $250m. Fancy a slice of that action? Of course you do. So here’s all you need to know to compile your very own Max Martin style hit.