Leah Marie Mason
Breakout TikTok star Leah Marie Mason brings back cinematic music videos with her visual for her latest single "I Wish". The single debuted on August 6th and premiered on Cowgirl Magazine. "I Wish" follows Mason's successes with "Far Boy" and "Love Isn't Real" with Kidd G.
By the age of eleven, 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 transferred to Belmont University in Nashville. Inspired by everything from the classic songwriting of George Strait, the Bluegrass of The Steeldrivers, and 21st century vibes 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 13 million views. Amassing tens of millions of views on TikTok and cracking 1 million streams across DSPs independently, she continues to connect on a series of 2021 singles.
Like many of her Country superstar counterparts, Mason is well-versed in unleashing her emotions through her lyrics, but she is also skilled in executing visuals that encompass her music's message. "I Wish" is a classic tale of a love story without a happy ending. Despite her romantic outlook on life, Mason is forced to face the fact that all her positive memories of her past love are now laid in front of her in a book entitled "Our Story".
As Mason travels back to the scenes of love long gone, she sees flashbacks of what she lost as she tries desperately to cling to the decision to wish the best for the boy that broke her heart. From the empty aisles of a supermarket to the stunning backdrop of North Carolina waterways, Mason perfectly captures the yearning of a young woman's heart. Always choosing to be authentic, the music video concludes with Mason wishing the best for the one that got away and returning the book that holds all their good memories rather than holding onto it.
"I Wish" is a whimsical yet grounded story that audiences know so well, but Mason's music video is easy to watch several times just to catch the small details, such as the notes alongside photos captured in "Our Story", the records Mason sorts through at a record store, and the moment Mason sits at a fountain with a coin she can't bring herself to wish on.
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 Country that could resonate from a small town to the top of a big city. By doing so, she energizes the genre and with more music and accompanying videos coming soon, Leah Marie Mason is proving herself a bona fide superstar with the charisma to take her far.