Breakout pop-country artist Leah MarieMason releases new single “Miss Us Then.” The single follows her breakout successes with “Far Boy,” “I Wish” and the reimagined his-and-hers duet version featuring Austin Burke as well as her duet with Big Machine-signed country rapper Kidd G on “Love Isn’t Real,” and her most recent smash single “Hannah” (premiered by Taste of Country and The Boot).
Leah Marie Mason has been keeping herself busy since the viral status she achieved with her debut single “Far Boy” on TikTok and she shows no signs of slowing down. Simplistic guitars bring us into days past. Mason relives the trials of an ex-love, ‘Thrill of the chase ’til the chase ain’t new.” She doesn’t have rose-colored glasses on and she doesn’t shy away from examining the problems of this past love.
The song slowly builds into the chorus. She is the harbinger of the biting lyric “I don’t miss us now, but I miss us then.” These reminiscent lyrics are deliciously juxtaposed with the upbeat pop beat drop that happens immediately after. She is faced with the fact that she only wants him when he is gone. She wants the chase, the struggle, and the deep ache for another person, but once she has it, it is no longer so appealing.
This song is a wonderful character study on longing. A song that could easily be a sad ballad is brilliantly balanced. Mason offers substance that is often missing in mainstream music.
“Miss Us Then”
Written by Leah Marie Mason and Bonnie Dymond
Produced by Bonnie Dymond
Mixed by: Eric Racy
Mastered by: Adam Ayan
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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 with universal pop appeal. 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, 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.
Leah Marie Mason may have just broken out onto the scene this year with her viral TikTok that tugged at heartstrings (over 13 million, to be exact), but she has the poise and skill of a seasoned artist. The Nashville-based singer, who recently caught the attention and approval of Dan + Shay for her Facebook cover of their song “From the Ground Up” is cementing herself as a true changemaker in the industry. Her “Far Boy” duet with Austin Burke debuted on Taste of Country and her latest collaboration with breakout star Kidd G on “Love Isn’t Real” was featured on numerous editorial playlists on release week including the prestigious “Women of Country” Spotify playlist. Leah featured her single “I Wish” in a TikTok that has now gained over 1.4M likes.
Leah’s last single “Hannah” released on 8/23/21 and was also featured on several highly esteemed playlists and more editorial playlists. Her trajectory is growing at an immense rate, and Leah Marie Mason is one of 2021’s most established up-and-coming artists in country music.
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