Austin Mahone is eager to embrace the genre-blurring sound in which modern musicians like Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik have blazed a path. The singer recently sat down for an interview with Fuse to discuss his first stride in R&B-infused pop music with his new mixtape, “ForMe+You.” Pitbull, 2 Chainz and Juicy J are all featured on Austin’s eight-track project to further establish the sound he’s been searching for.
“My personal taste in music is R&B. I wanted to infuse that somehow with the pop music because I love pop as well,” Austin says of his recent mixtape. “I wanted to marry the two somehow.”
As he continues to work on getting his debut album completed, Austin is confident in his quest to bring more of his passion for R&B into the mix. “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,” he says. “I’m definitely going to incorporate some of that R&B sound in there.”
Check out his interview below.
Do you think Austin has what it takes to stand out among more established R&B-inspired pop artists?
(Photo credit: Austin Mahone Instagram account)