Austin Mahone Talks Marrying R&B and Pop on 'ForMe+You'
With the recent release of his ForMe+You mixtape, Austin Mahone has shown fans that, sonically, he's ready to push the envelope even more. The eight-track project, which features the likes of Pitbull, Juicy J and 2 Chainz, showcases the 20-year-old's strong affinity for R&B.
"My personal taste in music is R&B...and I wanted to infuse that somehow with the pop music because I love pop as well," Mahone tells Fuse. "The fans have been loving it so far, and a lot of new fans have been loving it."
Currently signed to Young Money, Mahone is finally preparing his long-awaited debut studio album after releasing a handful of EPs and mixtapes—and we know Mahomies are excited!
"I'm definitely gonna bring some sounds that my fans know and love, but I want to kind of expand on the genres a little bit. I'm definitely going to incorporate some of that R&B sound in there," he explains. "I don't even have a name yet. I don't have a date yet. But it's gonna be amazing."
Next, watch a throwback clip of Mahone discussing what it was like being taken under Pitbull's wing: