FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., April 4, 2021 – Singer, songwriter, and prominent voice in the anti-bullying movement, Mario Bonds, held a virtual album release concert on March 30th to introduce songs from his new album, I Am Human Too: The Acceptance.The first single, My Eyes My Life will be available on April 16th.
Performing for over 104k Social media followers subscribers and a socially distanced live audience, Mario kicked off his set with My Eyes, My Life, which he sang alongside the musical stylings of Jamaican singer Tamara Jade, finalist from season 19 of The Voice as well as backup singers and a live band. As the hour-long event went on, Mario powered through emotional performances of a number of songs including Water, a metaphorical song that celebrates real friendship and HUMAN, Mario’s powerful autobiographical anthem.
Host Thomas R. Bloom gave a back-stage play-by-play of each song and filled the live and virtual audience in on important background, like introducing the video clips from Mario’s upcoming music videos or scenes from his award-winning video. Before singing his anti-bullying anthem, This is Human, Mario addressed the audience about the song’s message and his personal experience with bullying.
“This world would be so much better if we all could simply just see one another as human.” He said. “As a child, I was bullied for being blind. I was bullied for being black. I was bullied for being articulate. And today we deal with the situation where a lot of teenagers and pre-teens are killing themselves because they don’t have a sense of self-worth because someone robbed them of it…That’s a dark place to be.”
When asked what he hoped the audience took away from the event, Mario said that he hoped his supporters would help spread his message of unity and join the 1 million visionaries challenge by supporting his album,anti-bullying campaign and joining him on instagram.
About Mario Bonds
Beloved for being the face of anti-bullying and motivation, Mario Bonds is a Blind singer/songwriter, motivational speaker, journalist, author, fitness enthusiast and an anti-bullying activist who, despite being totally blind, continues to beat adverse odds. Having overcome a childhood marred by abandonment, abuse, homelessness, parental loss and the loss of his vision, Bonds exemplifies turning tragedy to triumph. From appearing in Oxygen’s 2012’s run of “The Glee Project 2,” to PBS’ 2020 series Blind love,” and to the release of the anti-bullying anthem, Human, Bonds is revered as much needed inspiration for today’s world. The proud father of four adopted sons, he has found purpose through giving back. He holds a degree in journalism from George Mason University, and is the resident journalist for Jenleeion Magazine, a DC-based inspirational publication by the Bonds family that had its January 2021 cover graced by the iconic Dionne Warwick. Bonds’ first anti-bullying was released on March 30, 2021.