What Has Austin Mahone Smiling? Getting Ready For His ‘Banga Banga’ Video!

The singer opens up to MTV News about his new single and its upcoming video.

Just weeks after landing in the hospital , Austin Mahone is back with his brand-new single, “Banga Banga.”

The up-tempo pop’n’b jam, produced by Sean Garrett, is more mature than his previous tracks like “Say Somethin.” And, the 17-year-old is even flexing some bad boy muscles on the lyrics: “You’re a problem, girl, gotta get you/ Ain’t no waitin’ with it/ The one you came here with/ Tell that boy forget it/ Too faded’s what to tell him/ ‘Cause I got him next/ You don’t need no explanation/ Let him see and figure it out.”

The on-the-mend, EMA-nominated teen chatted with MTV News about the track, revealing that he was excited to show off his more grownup side, as he continues to put the finishing touches on his debut album .

“For this single, it’s a little different from the other ones I put out because I was a lot younger when I recorded them,” he said. “So, they kind of have a younger feel to them. It’s gradually getting a little more mature.

“For me, like I said, I was younger when I recorded those other songs so I’m 17 now, I’m going to turn 18 in a couple months,” Austin continued. “So I feel like the older I get, I should start putting out older records. And so I feel like that’s important so my fans can grow with me, my music can grow and it’s going to be an easier transition for me to go to a more mature level.”

He added, “Me and Sean named it that because we’re talking about this girl and how perfect she is and how everything she does is just amazing. It’s kind of a more mature title, so I think it fits for my age and my demographic.”

With the song out, Mahone is also shooting the video next week. “I’m actually going into rehearsals tomorrow to work on the choreography. I’m pretty excited. It’s going to turn out amazing … I see it kind of fun because I think the song is not really that serious. It’s not a serious, serious song. It’s fun and loose, so I mean I see the video definitely a lot of dancing, a lot of smiling, just a fun video. It can be real loose and real cool.”

In addition to the new music, Mahone is up for the fan-voted Artist on the Rise Award at the 2013 MTV EMA. He’ll find out if he’s a winner on November 10. That same night, he will take the stage in New York for a special EMA performance kicking off at 7 p.m. ET/PT, also featuring The Wanted and Fall Out Boy.