It’s been four days since Mario sent that message out to his fans apologising for his hiatus and assuring us he’s back. Let me be the first to say that I’m probably more excited than he is that he’s back.
As was promised, the new Polow Da Don produced single featuring Nicki Minaj has dropped and what a thing it is. “Somebody Else” talks about the shock of losing someone you least expected to leave. Mario’s buttermilk smooth voice soars over the track’s mega bass drums and synths. Nicki’s a good bonus to the song as well. We love. We love. Perhaps the song’s only downer is the fact that it ends too abruptly. If you’re gonna come back, Mario, come all the way! But we’re not mad.
From Mario’s letter to his fans, we deduce that his new forthcoming record will be titled Soul Truth. If this record comes with more songs like, “Somebody Else”, we’re sure fired in for a good damn year of good R&B! More on the new record as it develops. Until such time, enjoy the new Mario featuring Nicki Minaj, a number he likes to call, “Somebody Else”.