When asked about the lyrical content of the record, Mars stated that “[he] just [writes] songs that [he] strongly believe in and that are coming from inside. There’s no tricks. It’s honesty with big melodies. And [he is] singing the s*** out of them.”
Mars explained in another interview that after writing and producing songs for other artists, he thought that he could write a song for himself. He started writing the lyrics of “Talking To The Moon” while playing the piano. The other instruments were added in production.
Check out the “Talking to the Moon” practice track.