PREMIERE: Daniella Mason Finds Her Voice In New Debut Album

PREMIERE: Daniella Mason Finds Her Voice In New Debut Album

The Nashville artist is your new pop go-to.

The Nashville artist is your new pop go-to.

Text: Jillian Selzer

With an industry as rigorous as the music world, it can be more than a challenge to find an artist with undeniable magnetism and accessibility. For Daniella Mason, discovering that confidence comes after 13 years of singing, songwriting, and crossing genres. Mason's first full-length, self-titled album solidifies her as a dynamic artist with the confidence of a woman who now knows what she wants and is ready to tell the world about it. With her heart on her sleeve and a clear head going forward, she’s well on her way to becoming a figurehead in music.

Fresh off her feature on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist, Mason’s 4-year venture into pop is coming to a head with the album. With vulnerable and candid lyrics mixed with the retro feel of synthesizers, Mason's album achieves a surprising feat: bringing authenticity to the pop genre.

The album opens with her latest single 'Butterflies,' released just two weeks before the LP dropped. As one of the more stand-out tracks, 'Butterflies' starts the album with full force, despite, in Daniella's words, a risky choice of song.

“We wanted to release it because it was a standout track to us production-wise,” she says. “It just really stood out, it was so unique. The album does sort of span this area between pop and alternative, and with this single we kind of wanted to establish that spectrum. We brought that in to say, 'Hey, this is a pop record, but we're still pretty artsy over here. And we're pretty nerdy.' That's still part of the equation here.”

Methodical song selection is one of the major draws of the album. Mason carefully planned a varied track list that alternates between painfully relatable break-up songs like 'Tell Me It's Over' and addicting bops like ‘Cruel Summer’ and ‘Cover the Earth,’ Mason gives her fans a full scope of her experiences and what she has to say about them. Listen to the album exclusively on V.

Credits: IMAGE BY Bree Marie Fish

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