Treasure

Album: Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)
Charted: 12 5

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Phredley Brown, while production was handled by the former three as members of The Smeezingtons. Phredley Brown is a keyboardist and guitarist who has been a member of Mars' band since 2010. The song was released as the third single from Unorthodox Jukebox.
  • The song is a bass-driven, energetic disco thumper, one of several genres that Mars utilized on Unorthodox Jukebox. "This is me locking myself in the studio and being free recording whatever it is I want to record," Mars told VH1 about the record. "Just being inspired by all different styles of music, and isn't that what music should be?"
  • The music video was co-directed by the singer with Cameron Duddy, and shot in Las Vegas on May 20 2013, the day after Mars' live performance of the song on the Billboard Music Awards. The clip stars the model and dancer Taja Riley, who is the daughter of music producer Teddy Riley (Michael Jackson, Usher, Snoop Dogg).

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