Daniella Mason brilliant New EP, Mental State

 

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Daniella Mason is a completely independent artist, constantly pushing against the boundaries of genre. The alternative pop singer/songwriter revels in taking full charge of her creative process: from writing and playing music to styling her own photo shoots and doing graphic design,” Flaunt Magazine ‘s Morgan Vickery wrote on Friday. “Shot and edited by Dylan Reyes, the video juxtaposes the dark, small corners against vast, bright spaces, deep well and ocean against dry land, gradually bringing chaos into order.”

Fresh off of a new album release and a performance at Bonnaroo, Daniella Mason premiered a dreamy new visual last week that continues her Mental State EP and State of Mine sound series.

“The aim was to create a dream sequence,” Mason explains of the video. “It felt like the only way to make this beautifully existential feeling of wandering throughout your mind… how aimless and untethered it can feel. But this video also tells the story of inviting someone into the farthest reaches of your psyche, both dark and light, and the vulnerability of it all. When it came to the specific visuals we wanted to incorporate, I wanted to pull directly from the way I have pictured my own mind.”

While Mason is no stranger to pop commerciality, earning millions of streams on Spotify and praise from the likes of Popjustice, V Magazine, and Refinery 29 , it’s her left-of-center musicianship and distinct powerhouse vocals  that afford her credit in tastemaker and alternative spaces, as well. Mason’s material is pop for pop’s sake— no flashy aesthetics or overhyped production, just a knife-edge balance between club banger and emotional gut punch that blurs genre lines to convert fans of all musical sensibilities.

Mental State, released on June 14th, is the second of four EPs that she’ll be releasing over the course of the next year as part of her State of Mine sound series. Each album ( Emotional State , Mental State , Physical State, and Spiritual State) explores the different parts of our humanity that we tend to suppress and have difficulty embracing.

The new visual for “Deepest of Wells” is streaming now on  YouTube, with the Mental State EP available on  

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DANIELLA MASON – Mental State

 

 

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Daniella Mason gets it right; pop music for the thinking people

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Daniella Mason

“Mental State”

The trick for any artist is to write and deliver material that is varied enough to keep the attention of a listener, whilst simultaneously developing a style that is easily identifiable as one’s own. This is not always an easy trick to pull off. Some artists have a sound that is all their own, but after hearing a few tracks it becomes obvious that there is nothing else in their arsenal. On the flip side, there are those musicians who are so eclectic that there is no way to determine what lies at the core of their style.

On the “Mental State” EP, Daniella Mason gets it right, moving across genre boundaries but always maintaining a recognizable musical identity. Starting with the minimal, jazz-infused experimentation of “Deepest of Wells”, Mason tackles pop (“Girl in the Box”), upbeat electronic dance music (“Get Me Out Of My Head”), and a low and slow ballad (“What Goes Down Must Come Up”). Tying it all together are the intelligent, introspective lyrics and understated vocal delivery that define this Nashville-based artist’s approach.

“Mental State” is the second of four EPs that Mason will be releasing over the course of the year as part of her “State of Mine” sound series. Based on the strength of this outing, I will be tracking down the previous EP and picking up the next two upon release. This is pop-music for thinking people and is well worth the listen.

Simon says 4 out of 5 stars.

4 Star Rating

The Mental State EP is available now on

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Daniella Mason Dances Her Way Through Over thinking with “Get Me Out Of My Head”

Indie Music“When I’m stressed, it’s honestly comical how quickly I can spiral, and those who know me well can see it coming,” Daniella Mason admits. “‘Get Me Out Of My Head’ is a cry for help to somehow get back into my body and back into reality. It outlines the extremes my mind can go to, but then it also highlights the glimpses of light that work their way in and show me the way out again.”

The Nashville-based singer-songwriter premiered her new single with Just Jared yesterday, heralding the release of her forthcoming EP, Mental State, out later this spring.

While Daniella Mason is no stranger to pop commerciality, earning millions of streams on Spotify and praise from the likes of Popjustice, V Magazine, and Refinery 29, it’s her left-of-center musicianship and distinct powerhouse vocals that afford her credit in tastemaker and alternative spaces, as well. Mason’s material is pop for pop’s sake— no flashy aesthetics or overhyped production— just a knife-edge balance between club banger and emotional gut punch that blurs genre lines to convert fans of all musical sensibilities.

Her forthcoming record is the second of four EPs that she’ll be releasing over the course of the next year as part of her State of Mine sound series. Each album— Emotional State, Mental State, Physical State, and Spiritual State— will explore the different parts of our humanity that we tend to suppress and have difficulty embracing.

“Story-wise, Mental State was the obvious next EP for me,” Mason explains. “My journey through my emotional state and past pain lead me straight to my brain where all of my memories were stored, causing me to have to face some things up there. Previously, my mind had been a place I had only gotten lost in, essentially making me afraid to go there… It’s been a new experience for me, and I hope these EPs continue to reveal more and more of what’s been hidden.”

“Get Me Out Of My Head” is available now via

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