After taking time off to get his creative direction right and business in check, Grammy-nominated artist Mario is making his return to the spotlight. His re-entry into the music world will come with a special gift — the singer/songwriter will release the brand new single, “Fireball,” as a free download as he thanks his fans for "their genuine support while I transitioned into the artist and business man I was meant to be."
“Fireball” is a "song for the turn up," but Mario plans to follow-up the record with more diverse offerings. Listen a to snippet below:
To accompany “Fireball,” the R&B crooner will launch the "Fireball Tour," set to kick off Grammy Weekend and will continue throughout the U.S. until early April 2015.
Mario’s new music and ventures will come via a new digital entertainment company, Rivers Media Group (RMG), which he helped develop. Now independent, he plans to show the world his arsenal of talents.
"I've always been a much broader artist than I've ever been portrayed. But, I honestly had little to no control over what the world heard or saw from me before now,” he says. “I set out to change that not just for myself, but for other artists as well.”
He adds: "I soon realized that I needed to heed my own advice. I needed to believe in myself. While my previous label had trouble seeing me as more than a niche artist, I knew I was called to a greater platform. The problem was that I wasn't sure I could do much about it without their hand. I had to get out of that mind state. I had to do something about it.”
We’re looking forward to this re-invented and rejuvenated Mario.