Listen to Mario’s New Single, “Pain is the New Pleasure”

Multi-platinum R&B superstar Mario releases a new single entitled “Pain is the New Pleasure.

“Pain is the New Pleasure,” 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.

The song also lightly discusses politics, self-love, and making the most of one’s experiences despite any unfortunate circumstances.  “Gets worse before it gets better,” a simple yet powerful lyric found in the new single is a testament to the fact that struggle in life breeds the utmost character and when coupled with artistry can produce timeless music that will reach the audience’s soul.

Listen to “Pain is the New Pleasure,” below: