Believe it or not, passionate musicians that forge their way ahead by believing in themselves do exist. They are rare, but luckily we have come across one of them. Mario Novembre, is a 17-year old singer from Stuttgart, Germany. His first single, “Friends on the Internet“ was released on October 27th, 2017. This song was highly anticipated by his impressive fan-base from Germany, The United States and the rest of the world. The musician has, therefore, proven that with enough talent, quality and self-propelling willpower, the path to a career in the music industry is achievable.
Friends on the Internet, stands out with a skillful mixture of classic pop, urban sounds, and modern beats. It’s a song about Mario’s relation to his fans.
However, it is much more about how people whose relationships have ended are still friends on social media. Also, it talks on how most people have “friends” on the internet they don’t actually know.
Musically, the dominant electronic guitar and vocals reflect Mario’s passion for “handmade” music. “It was always important for me to work on my songs myself and be able to support my own vocals by playing instruments. This is why I learned how to play the piano and the guitar,” the icon shared. Ambitiously spending hours over hours practising, he taught himself how to play both instruments.
In addition to so much talent, Mario is humble and so very cool. INfleur caught up with the young star for our signature, 12 Questions, 12 Answers interview. Learn more about Mario through his responses below…
INfleur: Growing up, what did you want to be?
Mario: I always wanted to be a professional soccer player. I was really good as a kid and played in the youth team of 1. Bundesliga member VfB Stuttgart. But at 10, I was bored a bit and discovered music for me. Since then music has been my priority in life.
INfleur: What are some of your best qualities?
Mario: Helpful, open to people, a family man.
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I’ve prepared something really big for you guys! Since I feel deeply connected to my fans and I am unbelievably thankful for all of your support, I want you to be able to have the chance to be part of my upcoming album #STAY. All you need to do to take part is send a voice message on WhatsApp with a maximum length of 15sec to +4915121319608, with anything you‘ve always wanted to tell me. The event will run from 7p.m. (CET) today to 7p.m. (CET) tomorrow. Please read the terms of regulations in my story / highlights! Good luck😳🍀💕
INfleur: Which city would you want to visit soon and why?
Mario: Definitely L.A. The capital of entertainment, home of the movie and music industry. It’s time to get there.
INfleur: Who is your celebrity crush?
Mario: Arianna Grande. She is awesome!
INfleur: Tell us about one favorite childhood memory.
Mario: I will never forget when my mother gave me my first dog. I was 5 years old and since then, Jacky and I are an inseparable couple.
INfleur: Favorite all time movie/ tv show?
Mario: TV show- “Stranger Things”
INfleur: Stuck on earth alone, name three things you must have with you.
Mario: My dog, my guitar and my PS4!
INfleur: Which kind of music do you listen to, favorite musician?
INfleur: Have you ever been star-struck? Who did you or would love to meet?
Mario: I am a big fan of Shawn Mendes. We have kind of the same background. Started on social media with music, got a record deal and now releasing songs and playing live shows. So I would like to meet him and write a couple of songs together.
INfleur: Tell us one interesting thing your followers don’t know about you.
Mario: Something very special for me as a musician was certainly the moment when Justin Bieber clicked on my livestream on Instagram. I was positively shocked, but then I just kept cool and performed his song “Love Yourself” on guitar. This was a very special situation but he liked it.
INfleur: What is your top goal for the year, in terms of your music?
Mario: To be well-established as a musician and improve my guitar skills.
INfleur: Finally, a word of advice or say something nice to your followers.
“Stick to things you like to do and always follow your path”
Mario is momentarily in the studio, working on his debut album, “Stay”, which will be released on March 16th, 2018. Friends on the Internet is just a taste of what awaits us: a thrilling combination of pop, urban, club and R&B. Watch Mario’s video for Goin Up, theme song for the teenie movie: „Hilfe, ich habe meine Eltern geschrumpft“, below.