What can we expect to hear on is a lot more edgy than my previous records, sonically. Aside from "Pain Is The New Pleasure," what other sides of Mario will appear on ? You’re going to get classic music, love songs just with a different sound and a different approach than traditional R&B. I have another song on the album that I just finished called “Dancing Shadows,” and that’s more of an R&B, mid-tempo, sexy record.I’m doing a lot of co-production on this project and working with a lot of new producers. I like to call it "uni-soul" because it’s a universal sound. If you could collaborate with one older artist and one new artist, who would you choose?His performance will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 11th. Tickets are already on sale for the Los Angeles concert.
I’m sure about the content, I’m sure about the lyrics.The record represents finding that space where you choose to finally love yourself and choose to make better decisions.In "Pain Is The New Pleasure," you talk about battling your own demons.I wasn’t sure about how my fans were going to receive [“Let Me Help You”] and some of them received it well, but when I listen to it, I don’t feel it in my soul the way I feel this new music, just because it’s coming from a different place lyrically.Does the song’s message resonate even more now that you’re going through a difficult time trying to cope with the loss of your mother? When I did the song, it was like me thinking of all the things that could possibly hold a person back from reaching their level of greatness, and then I also spoke about the fact that I hadn’t talked to my mom in a while because she was fighting her own demons and I was fighting my own demons.
Were you at all reluctant to introduce new sounds to fans who are used to your traditional R&B sound?