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New Music: Mario – Pain Is the New Pleasure

Mario Pain Is The New Pleasure

Mario knows pain, in fact the R&B singer just recently lost his mother to her long-standing trouble with addiction.

The crooner has been getting closer and closer to releasing his oft-delayed new album, but today he returns with the new single, “Pain Is The New Pleasure.”

A powerful anthemic ballad about struggle and strife, Mario experiments with vocal and audio effects to distort his voice and in a way blur the pursuit of happiness. On the verses, he addresses political and social issues, while touching on his own personal demons as well.

“Ain’t talk to my momma in a while / ‘Cause I got my own demons and damn it I’m tired of feelin that / I pray that one day I’ll get to hold ya,” he sings.

Mario recently decided to strap the album title Paradise Cove and change his new project to Cosmo 17. “I’m pulling from real experiences to make this project and its interpretation as raw as possible — musically,” he told Billboard. “Now, I’m at the place where my life and who I am as a man parallels with the sound and the music that you’re going to hear.”

Take a listen to “Pain Is The New Pleasure” below.

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Mario Announces He is Changing The Title of His Upcoming Album to ‘Cosmo 17’

Following the release of his sexy music video for “Let Me Help You,” Mario revealed to Music Choice that he has made the ‘choice’ to rename his upcoming album.

The R&B singer/songwriter previously announced that his fifth album, and first independent, would be titled ‘Paradise Cove.’  Now, Mario has had some more time to sit with the project as a whole, and he felt the title did not sum up the music quite right, so he has decided to switch the title to an otherworldly love theme with, Cosmo 17.

“The album title is changed. From ‘Paradise Cove’ to a new title that’s inspired by not only just the music but my perception of where we are in humanity when it comes to love,” he explains.

“The new album title is ‘Cosmo 17,’ and I love Paradise Cove too absolutely. I can’t say that this album has an island vibe I think ‘Let Me Help You is the only record. The rest of the album developing it, it kinda took a life of it’s own. It’s kinda like I was talkin’ to myself as a kid telling him like, ‘love still exists’ like ‘it’s still real’ like you know you still believe in it don’t give up, and if you can’t find it here on earth maybe you gotta go to the cosmos to find it.”

See his announcement below.

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Video: Mario – Let Me Help You

Can Mario help you?

It’s not quite spring yet, but the R&B star has us yearning for the beach in the stunning new visuals for his latest single, “Let Me Help You.”

Mario flaunts his charisma in the music video that transitions from sexy beach scenes and  choreography to neon lit club scenes. Filmed on the beaches of Malibu, the visuals radiate an island feel that will have you grooving throughout.

“Let Me Help You” is Mario’s first official single from his anticipated, forthcoming album Paradise Cove, which he has described as his most artistic project yet. It is due out this spring via his New Citizen label.

Indulge in Mario’s “Let Me Help You” video below.

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ThisisRnB Presents: 17 R&B Albums to Sweat in 2017

Producing the soundtrack to a year that brought us both huge ups and downs, 2016 was arguably one of the better years for R&B that we’ve seen in a while. With releases from the likes of Queen Bey, her sister Solange, Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Tank, it’s hard to imagine how 2017 could ever out do last year. Trust us though, this year definitely won’t see a shortage of good tunes.

As R&B artists continue to blur the genre lines, expect to hear more variety from your faves. Whether you’re into traditional R&B, something with a little more funk, trap-soul, electronic- or alternative-R&B, 2017 is sure to have something crafted just for you.

A class of much talked about newcomers, including Kehlani, and Jacquees, will deliver highly awaited debuts. Exciting follow-up 2nd and 3rd albums are expected from the likes of Jhené Aiko and August Alsina. And with vets like Trey Songz and Ne-Yo prepping comebacks, there are plenty of projects that are sure to top most fans sweat lists.

Take a look at the albums that we are most excited to see and hear this year, with our “17 R&B Albums To Sweat in 2017” below!

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New Music: Mario – Let Me Help You

From “Let Me Love You” to “Let Me Help You,” Mario is back with a brand new single off his forthcoming album.

Previously this year, the R&B vocalist teased fans with the up-tempo record “I Need More,” which had many fans craving more. The pop-leaning “Let Me Help You” is now officially the first single from Mario’s fifth album, Paradise Cove.

The mesmerizing record opens with a gloomy and chilling production that quickly transitions to a vibrant island feel that will have you grooving throughout. Mario flaunts his charisma by pleading with his love interest, letting her know that although he is aware that she is self sufficient, he desires to be there to help her love again.

“R&B needs to feel cool and fun again,” Mario told The FADER. “A simple conversation, catchy melody and a story that draws in my listeners is what I feel like ‘Let Me Help You’ does. There is enough music about egotistical perceptions and not enough about love especially in urban music. Love is still cool to me!”

Mario is planning to deliver his most artistic project yet, Paradise Cove, at the top of next year and is excited to deliver this single as a labor of love to his fans ahead of the holidays.

Take a listen below.

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Mario Shows Off His Style, Talks Upcoming Album ‘Paradise Cove,’ with ‘Vulkan’ Magazine


Mario has been experimenting with his new music, and now he does so with fashion.

While prepping for the release of his upcoming new album Paradise Cove, the R&B crooner covers Vulkan Magazine with a fashion spread and featurette where he talks about the upcoming album, his personal growth and much more.

“Paradise Cove is more of an experimental project; the culmination of a creative age within myself,” shared Mario. “I feel like my fans will get to see a new side of me, a new perspective, and a new sound, but I’m still going to give them the classic Mario that they appreciate and love.”

Check out some more excerpts and photos from the feature below.

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New Music: Mario & DJT.O – Tell You Now (TyRo Remix)


At the beginning of the month Germany’s DJT.O released a new club record with Mario called, “Tell You Now.”

Today, they have quickly returned with a bouncy RnBass style remix of the uptempo song by producer TyRo.

The song remains the same over the bombastic percussion as Mario sings, “Tell me if you’re ready right now / Cause I don’t really want to slow down / I bet you really want to know now / How good is it / I could show you better than I tell you now.”

Mario is currently prepping for the release of his upcoming album Paradise Cove, which is due out soon.

Check out “Tell You Now” below.

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Video: Mario – I Need More


Mario enters a world of dark mystery in the brand new video for his comeback single “I Need More.”

In the cinematic visual the R&B crooner gets thrown into some type of internment like camp run by the “Rain Dogs.” The reason for his imprisonment is unknown, but Mario is able to inspire the other prisoners into a unified rebellion with a motivational speech in between choreographed dance scenes.

“I Need More” is the lead single off Mario’s first album in seven years, Paradise Cove. Earlier this year, he revealed that the project would showcase what he’s been missing.

“We were able to create a concept, lyrically and sonically, that expresses exactly what I was feeling: the void,” he said. “Even in the midst of manifesting our wildest desires and material gains, it still ain’t enough. You need more: truth, love, happiness, freedom.”

Check out the dance-heavy video below.

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