Mario hits the studio with Jake Gosling, Carla Marie Williams

29 Aug

American singer/songwriter Mario Dewar Barrett, known mononymously as Mario, has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Carla Marie Williams and Jake Gosling for an upcoming project.

Williams is known for co-writing Girls Aloud’s “The Promise,” Alesha Dixon’s “The Boy Does Nothing,” The Saturdays’ “Never Giving Up,” Naughty Boy’s “Runnin’ (Lose it All),” Beyonce’s “Freedom” (featuring Kendrick Lemar), Britney Spears’ “Private Show,” and Craig David’s “Better with You.”

Meanwhile, Gosling’s production resume boasts works with Ed Sheeran (“Lego House”), Nina Nesbitt (“Stay Out”), Shawn Mendes (“Ruin”), Hilary Duff (“Tattoo”), James Bay (“Incomplete”), Shania Twain (“Poor Me”), One Direction (“Little Things”) and Christina Perri (“Be My Forever”).

Mario, on the other hand, is expected to release his fifth studio collection, tentatively entitled “Cosmo 17,” later this year via his new independent recording label, New Citizen LLC.

The highly-anticipated project follows 2009’s “D.N.A.” (previously known as And Then There Was Me), which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including the Sean Garrett-penned/Bangladesh-produced “Break Up” and “Thinkin’ About You.”

Watch the music video for “Thinkin’ About You” below.

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