Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on May 6th 2009 3:00PM by Jolie Lash
"Everybody, right now, if they're smart, kind of has to re-imagine the way their music is perceived, the way it's bought and the way you disseminate it," he told Spinner about the series, which has his original music, remixes from friends Embryoroom and an episodic video element called "intersodes."
The darkly-tinged series, inspired by urban life, started in December 2008 with the 'Hothouse EP,' had a follow-up in March with the 'Character Assassination EP' and the third installment -- 'Litter to Society' -- the largest in the series, is due this month. And it turns out, 'Litter,' which features guest including Vula and Sharlene from Basement Jaxx, just might be the heaviest of Marquis' material.
"The title song, 'Litter to Society,' is kind of about an internal struggle... deciding between; Do I want to end it all? Do I want to press the red button? Or can I find something redeeming in life that will make me want to continue to live and be a part of society? It's kind of a question mark at the end of the song what my decision is and so we built upon that theme," Marquis said. "The release is really about urban decay and anxiety. It finishes with the idea of redemption and there is a sense of hope."
While he expects there could be a live date or two at Long Island City's P.S.1. over the summer, Marquis confirmed his main project -- the Scissor Sisters -- are hard at work on album number three.
"We've written a lot of songs. That's all I can say," he says. "I don't want to speak out of turn, but I would hope that we have an album out by the end of the year."