Mario isn’t letting the global lock down stunt his creativity. The R&B veteran proves that he can still deliver amid a pandemic, with the release of the “Closer” music video.
Similar to other artists like Megan Thee Stallion and Rotimi, he opted to animate these visuals. Mario and an extremely attractive leading lady are represented as silhouettes dramatically intercut with symbolic imagery that suggests attraction, intensity, tension, and sensuality for a provocative, moody and visually striking unexpected experience.
The veteran weighed in on the King of R&B debate that was initiated by Jacquees last year. “If we really talking about just straight, pure skill…” he began. “We not talking about relevance, we not talking about who puts out 100 songs a year – we talking about, ‘Nigga give me a mic, you get a mic.’ If we just talking about that, there’s nobody fucking with me. I promise you. On everything, I put that on my grave.”
Do you think Mario is apart of the King of R&B conversation?