Mario Readies ‘Classic’ First Single, New Album Coming Soon

Mario is hard at work on his new album and the R&B crooner is ready to give fans a taste of his best work. The “Music For Love” singer will premiere his new single “The Walls” in a matter of weeks and according to Mario the Fabolous-assisted cut will be a “classic.”

“It’s an incredible R&B record. It’s classic, it’s definitely going to stand out from everything that’s going on,” Mario told Rap-Up TV at the BMI Urban Awards. “It really pays homage to women who are comfortable with being sexy outside and they’re sexy with their men when they get home.”

“The Wall” was penned by Rico Love and will arrive on Mario’s as-yet-untitled fifth album, which he says is 90 percent complete. Other producers on the set include The Monsters, Young Yonny, and The Underdogs.

As far as the direction of the new CD, Mario adds: “I’m getting back to the basis of R&B and what I do, being a vocalist and making sure that it’s a lot different from the rest of my projects-making sure it’s classic.”

In addition to the planned first single, “The Wall,” Mario says keep an eye out for the club-ready track “Roosevelt (Drop a Dime).”

“Hopefully I’ll have Big Sean or Rick Ross on that as a feature,” he says. “It’s gonna be one of the biggest records this year. I promise you that.”

The album is slated for release late fourth quarter or early 2012.



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