MUSIC VIDEO | Pop singer snuggles up in his latest clip
Coming off his first-ever No. 1 hit on Billboard's Dance Club Songs scorecard, Austin Mahone sketches out a romantic rendezvous with his love (portrayed by Naila, an artist, model and writer) in his brand new "Better with You" video. "I finally got you to myself on your off day," Mahone coos, over bubbly tropical beats and heavy house production, as the two lounge and snuggle in bed. Hopping inside his supped-up fire-red convertible, they scurry to the coast to share a few intimate moments before heading to the carnival scene. "Don't you run away," he later chants, the production growing thicker and more sultry by the minute. Directed by Vitaly Kibenko, the clip (below) contains cinematic shots, even in the close-ups; they're expansive, vibrant and capture the magic of love. Mahone, for his part, shines, as he often does.
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Mahone's "Lady," featuring Pitbull, landed at the summit on the chart dated June 10. It becomes his first No.1 in his first attempt, while Pitbull collects his 14th leader, tying Dave Aude, Enrique Iglesias and Lady Gaga.
Over the past few years, Mahone has released a sequence of EPs and mixtapes, including 2016's This is Not the Album. In an interview with Fuse earlier this year, he claimed the full-length debut album is coming. "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. I don't even have a name yet. I don't have a date yet. But it's gonna be amazing."
He adds, "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. The fans have been loving it so far, and a lot of new fans have been loving it."
Watch the new video below:
Earlier this year, Mahone dropped his For Me+You mixtape, which includes "Lady," "Better with You," the 2 Chainz-assisted "Shake It for Me" and "Double Up." "I'm not really switching it up. It's not like I'm doing rock or anything. It's still pop, but I wanted to incorporate some R&B flavor this time. I think I married them pretty well. It's a really great project. My personal favorite song is 'Double Up' because it's got some soul to it. That's what I like," he also told Coveteur about the project.
For the record, you might expect some country songs from him...eventually, and you'll never guess his dream collaboration. "I'm from Texas, so it's in my blood to be country. I would definitely love to do a country song. I want to collaborate with the King of Country, George Strait—if we can make that happen, that would be great! I came out the womb listening to George. I am absolutely [a superfan]. I was sad because he did a farewell show in Dallas and I didn't make it, but hopefully he'll come back out and do a show in Vegas or something."
Check out his upcoming tour dates:
June 7 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
June 8 - Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub Concert Hall
June 9 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
June 11 - Washington, DC - U Street
June 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Coda
Jun-13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
June 14 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
June 16 - Freehold, NJ - iPlay America's Event Center
June 17 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Radio Show
June 18 - Buffalo, NY - Kiss the Summer Hello
June 19 - Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick
June 21 - Chicago, IL - Park West
June 24 - Boise, ID - Boise Music Festival - Expo Idaho
June 25 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
June 26 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jun-28 - San Francisco, CA - Social Hall SF
June 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda
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