Bruno Mars embraced his throwback sound during his performance of “Gorilla” at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. The singer’s sexy single has a very ’70s/’80s arena rock vibe, mixed with some killer power pop hooks, and the EMA visuals matched that sound perfectly.
The foggy, dreamy vibe of the camera work, combined with the simple backdrop of a neon-lit “La Jungla” behind him took that ’70s vibe even further. Adding to the sex appeal (the song’s chorus includes the lyrics “you and me baby making love like gorillas”) was a woman in a very Lady Gaga-esque studded bra displaying some very impressive acrobatic skills on a stripper pole.
Mars was as cool as ever in a pair of aviators as he played the guitar. The singer took home the EMA for Best Song for his previous single, “Locked Out of Heaven.” Check out his performance of “Gorilla” below:
Bruno Mars Gorilla performance EMA 2013 by dmdiek