NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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, coinciding with the start of Suicide Prevention Month.
“‘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.