Leah Marie Mason’s visuals for her new single “Holy Water” are understated and washed in a deep darkness, a marked departure from her previous sweet, nostalgic depictions of the girl next door, that have endeared her to hundreds of thousands of listeners. The edge that Mason showcases in the black-and-white video is one that drips in lace and distaste for a Godly man that is secretly wicked.
Directed by Preemo and produced by Content Kidz, Mason prays at a small chapel’s altar before enduring a church service led by the man she sings about. Her desperation for the churchgoers around her to see what she sees is more than evident. Amidst his drunken preaching and proselytizing, Mason warns anyone who will listen that this man is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Extended shots of Mason bowing her head in prayer, standing outside the church alone, and watching her antagonist spin his tricks drive home the sincerity of the gospel-inspired ballad and the resulting choir of voices that espouse the truth of the man at the pulpit. Leah Marie Mason seamlessly weaves a modern, sultry style with an important message that translates to real-world experiences, and sheds light on the dangers of self-proclaimed holiness.
Mason has crushed her career milestones, soaring through the Country/Pop music rankings in just over a year and a half, a true testament to her natural drive and immense talent. She has been featured as the cover of Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Country for her smash crossover single "Habit," and is a featured performer around many of Nashville's storied stages, such as The Listening Room’s Song Suffragettes and the infamous Whiskey Jam.
Leah Marie, alongside independent Nashville label The 13th, announced a global distribution deal with The Orchard, as well as a global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and Numbers Don’t Lie in July of 2022. Recently, Leah teamed up with the highly established boot brand Tecovas to promote her single “Trust Fund Cowboy,” which went viral on TikTok with 1.2M views.
As to her most recent release, knowing that some might take offence Leah has stated, “I want to make it clear that ‘Holy Water' is meant to expose a type of person, not a religion. Unfortunately, I've met a few people throughout the course of my life that have used religion for their own benefit, twisting words to make themselves more powerful. There are people out there who preach about love and compassion and do some of the most hurtful, cruel things behind closed doors. I’m just here to open that door a bit and shed some light on the hypocrisy I, and so many others, have had to witness.”
Leah Marie Mason is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter from North Carolina. She comes from a musical family where her dad was a drummer. By the age of eleven, Mason started performing in a classic rock band with her older brother, belting out 70s rock tunes like Heart, Led Zeppelin, and Pat Benatar. Her older brother was an accomplished musician and she wanted to be just like him.
Upon graduation from high school, Mason attended Berklee College of Music as a General Education major. She later transferred to Belmont where she majored in songwriting and was fully immersed in the Country music scene. And while the faculty at Belmont is second to none, Mason concedes she didn’t get the full college experience because as soon as she transferred, COVID hit and all her classes went online for a few years.
Inspired by everything from classic songwriting, Leah Marie spent countless hours writing and honed a sharp signature style, resulting in her debut single “Far Boy.” When you hear the words in her songs, "Far Boy" and “I Wish” you know that someone must have broken her heart hard. Leah has freely admitted and confirmed , “I’ve had a lot of trauma. It’s hard for me to write about things that haven’t happened to me. I write from experience for sure.”
Mason's successes have shown her ability to flourish rapidly in the music industry. Mason has recently re-released “Far Boy” as a duet with Austin Burke and her latest collaboration with breakout star Kidd G on “Love Isn’t Real” was featured on numerous editorial playlists on release week, launching Mason's trajectory further.
Mason has also proved her incredible lyricism in past releases such as "Hannah," "Habit," and "Tears into Diamonds" which are all beautifully and emotionally penned. The maturity in the young star’s tone and delivery is beyond her time in the industry, but the headstrong innocence that shines through is pure genuine.
And while the former rocker now finds herself in the Pop/Country lane, she states, “I write how I’m feeling and whatever the genre, that is where it falls. A lot of girls relate to what I am saying. I’ve created this community of people who have each other’s backs.” the talented songstress will continue telling her truths, and anticipates sharing her songwriting gifts with other artists.
And while Mason may have just broken out onto the scene she has the poise and skill of a seasoned artist. Her songwriting skills have a maturity that belies her young age. What is a guarantee with Leah Marie Mason is that no matter what happens, you can rest assured that she is just getting started.