Nashville-based singer-songwriter Leah Marie Mason brings a message of resilience and self-discovery with the release of her new single, “Black Sheep,” and its accompanying lyric video, available everywhere today. Written by Mason, Fraser Churchill and Jason Reeves, “Black Sheep” takes listeners on a journey of introspection.
“‘This song was born from my own experiences in high school and college,” shares Mason. “It’s about those vulnerable times, the challenges I faced, and how I grew. It’s the song I needed back in high school, so if it can help even one person, it’s worth it. It came straight from my heart and I knew it needed to be out there, not just for me.”
“Black Sheep” crafts a raw and unvarnished depiction of Mason’s pursuit of acceptance through its poignant lyrics and captivatingly moody melodies. The deeply heartfelt song delves into her personal experiences navigating different social circles, eventually landing at the “island of misfits,” while still grappling with feeling like an outsider. Drawing inspiration from her own challenges and growth, “Black Sheep” not only resonates with shared experiences of isolation, but also underscores the importance of caring for your mental health.
Following her debut EP Honeydew & Hennessy in April, the 24-year-old’s music continues to mature as she is. Navigating a musical landscape where genres are blending more seamlessly than ever before, her sound continues to gracefully evolve alongside her personal journey. With its signature ethereal production quality and lyrics that don’t shy away from depth or weightiness, Mason’s sound reflects a diverse array of genre influences such as Country, pop and folk.
Since landing in Nashville in 2019, Mason has already gained significant momentum. With tens of millions of views on TikTok and over 27M streams across platforms independently, Mason’s music aims to inspire her organically grown fanbase and further cement her as one on the rise. For more information, visit leahmariemason.com and keep up with her on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
ABOUT LEAH MARIE MASON:
Leah Marie Mason never tries to be perfect. Instead, the North Carolina-born and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and artist allows her edges to frame an intimate and infectious brand of music that could resonate from a smalltown to the top of a big city. By doing so, she energizes the genre with universal pop appeal. By the age of 11, Leah started performing in a classic rock band with her older brother, belting out Heart and Pat Benatar covers.
After a year at Berklee College of Music, she brought her talents to Nashville’s Belmont University. Inspired by everything from the classic songwriting of George Strait, bluegrass of The Steeldrivers, and 21st century sound of Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa, she spent countless hours writing and honed a sharp signature style, resulting in her debut single “Far Boy.” Taking the reins of her career, Leah watched YouTube tutorials about uploading media to Spotify, outsourced cover art, and finally decided to launch a TikTok page to promote “Far Boy.” The song played over a video captioned, “I called my ex to hang out so he could listen to this song I wrote about him,” and it organically exploded with 13M views.
After amassing tens of millions of views on TikTok and cracking over 27M streams across platforms independently, Leah made a warm introduction to fans with her debut EP Honeydew & Hennessy, out now, a collection of six carefully crafted tracks that serve as a time capsule for the growth and changes her life experiences have brought her. Continuing to magnify the scope of Country and the accessibility of pop all at once through her raw and vulnerable storytelling, “my only hope is that it can inspire someone else as well,” Leah states.