In the just-released music video for Mario‘s new single “Somebody Else,” the R&B singer-songwriter takes on the role of a two-timing boyfriend, while Nicki Minaj plays the very spiteful girlfriend. The visual begins with Mario lying unconscious on top of a totaled car before flashing to a shot of Minaj standing alone, near the window in a condo above. Scandalous!
The smooth R&B track has pop influences and finds Mario mourning the tragic end of a relationship, with his significant other leaving him for “somebody else.” In the second half of the Polow Da Don-produced track, Minaj shows up for a rap verse, while an especially pleasing sample of 21st Century‘s ”Remember the Rain” provides a strong rhythmic backbeat.
It’s been almost four years since crooner Mario’s last album, D.N.A., but fans won’t have to wait much longer. The singer’s fifth studio album, Restoration, is due out in September. Expect additional guest appearances by J. Cole and Sevyn Streeter.
Check out the video for “Somebody Else” up top.