Multi-platinum R&B singer Mario releases a new single entitled “Pain is the New Pleasure” The song which premired today on Billboard, is produced by the artist known as Pham, is Mario’s most transparent release to date and touches on some of his personal experiences including his extremely public relationship with his mother, who unfortunately, passed a couple of weeks ago.
Although “Pain is the New Pleasure” was produced and completed before her passing, Mario’s mother never had the chance to hear the new single. Speaking to Billboard, Mario had this to say about the new single:
“The song deals with my thoughts and feelings towards self-sabotage, self-love and the experience in relation to the material world we live in. The song is really about finding true happiness and I feel like that’s something that can only come from within. The record represents finding that space where you choose to finally love yourself and choose to make better decisions.”
As Mario is gearing up for a new album, he is taking his knowledge of life and giving it a voice through heartfelt lyrics. Drawing on inspiration from life experiences, the album, slated for release in Fall 2017, will prove to be a groundbreaking narrative of overcoming tragedy, self-expression all while promoting emotional and creative freedom.