Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Apr 9th 2008 2:00PM by John D. Luerssen
"I'm working on it," Malin tells Spinner when asked if the material will be obtainable via digital outlets like iTunes at the very minimum. "I don't know. The music business is in a crazy place."
Meanwhile, Malin is no stranger to the occasional cover but a full album's worth wasn't planned. "It started out as a joke," he says. "I just thought it would be a fun project, like making a mixtape for somebody. My wacky schizophrenia made it a hard group of songs to sequence on one record. It was done fast and cheap over the holidays as something I could out before my next original release."
Nevertheless, Malin is to be credited to making the songs very much his own. "A straight rendering will send me to New Jersey 's cover band circuit or a drunken karaoke party," he concedes with a laugh. "It's fun to try and make the songs your own. And it's fun singing other people's lyrics. When you figure out these songs it makes you look at your own writing differently."