In March 2017, dream-pop soloist Lucy Mason will release ‘Going Home Broke’, her heartfelt magnum opus that not only reveals a new side to her songwriting but her subject matter too. The five gloriously produced Baroque pop tracks each tell a different story and whilst ethereal synth are allowed to wash over delicate keys, it’s Masons enchanting vocals that invite you into her world of honesty and heartache.
Today she shares her new single, ‘Feels Like Midnight’, a captivating reflection of her darkest moments. Mason tells us; “I’ve spent the last six years in and out of health with a series of setbacks and there were days I thought I’d feel like this forever. The worst of these feelings were usually at midnight when I was tired and unable to sleep from being so unwell. No one likes to feel hopeless and no one likes to have to search for a way out. Feels like midnight is this story”.
The five sublimely elegant tracks on ‘Going Home Broke’ were produced by a variety of people from around the world including the celebrated Ed Tullett (Hunger) and Jess Ellen in London (Feels like Midnight, Going Home Broke), Nik Karlin in Australia (Teenage Fire) and Andy Mak in LA (Latest Love).
This magnificent collection took a year to perfect, and is a story best told by Lucy herself; “The title came into my head during the break I was taking from making music and it slowly became my saying and began shaping my next moves toward this EP. ‘Going Home Broke’ is my greatest and most honest expression so far as an artist. Each song tells a real story for this moment in my life and I don’t think I could’ve found the way to say it until I let it all go. The thought behind it is something I know everyone can relate to. It’s about giving it all that you have, and if you have to give up, then you’ll be giving it everything you’ve got before you do. It may leave you financially broke, emotionally broken or even physically exhausted from how hard you tried, but at least we won’t regret that we tried. I wouldn’t trade the last 5 years for anything. This EP is the outcome of a whole new level of creativity that I could’ve only found in my breaking, and regardless of its success, I am so proud of it.”
Her earnest lyrics and unique style have already seen her receive critical acclaim from the likes of The Independent, The Line Of Best Fit, The 405, Clash Magazine and many more, as well as rack up radio plays on BBC Introducing, Triple J and Amazing Radio and repeat invites to play for London’s Sofar Sounds.