How do I notate the time signature in the Breakdown of Bruno Mars's 24K Magic (Around 2:40). It is an 8-bar breakdown.
At first I thought that 4/4 would be suitable. However, it seems very unnatural to the music itself, especially because the "downbeats" are alternating between beats 3 and 4, which I often lose count when counting in 4/4. However, if I change the first bar of the breakdown to 3/4 and sixth bar to 5/4. The downbeats kinda align with beat 1. Furthermore, if I change bars 2-5 from four 4/4 bars to 3/4 + 5/4 bars, it would seem to perfectly align with the downbeats; however it would present a very complex time for the musicians. I think that 4/4 could be suitable in a way, thinking it as a polyrhythm thing, but the groove would kinda feel off.