Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum artist, Mario has announced that he will finally release his long-awaited fifth studio album, Dancing Shadows, on Oct. 5 via new label New Citizen and Empire.
Dancing Shadows was recorded in London and executive produced by prominent writer/producer/engineer, Jake Gosling, who’s credits include Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Harry Styles, Daft Punk, and Lady Gaga to name just a few. Pushing boundaries, Mario taps into the R&B spirit fans know and love and elevated the genre to a new level, experimenting with expansive electronic soundscapes, trap energy, and pop sheen.
The R&B crooner has also unveiled the sexy and steamy music video for “Dancing Shadows” which features intimate dance sequences choreographed by the legendary, Richard “Richy” Jackson renowned for his work with Lady Gaga and more.
About the video, Richy comments, “Working with artists who want to get their projects right as much as I do – Mario is that artist. We trusted the music, our vision, and our instincts. The collaboration was on point.” Mario adds, “I wanted to do something that I hadn’t done before and Richy was the man to bring that vision to life. We came up with a concept that was sexy and powerful, just like the song.”
Additionally, Mario has just announced he will be joining the cast of Fox’s “Empire” as a recurring character playing the role of “DeVon,” an up-and-coming R&B singer who supports his ailing sister.
Check out the video for “Dancing Shadows” below.