Hey there! I’m doing great! I’ve just released the music video for my new single “Legends”! I’m so excited about it!
Can you talk to us more about your song “Legends”?
“Legends” is a song about growing up, changing, and realizing that nothing stays the same even though when things begin you think they can actually last forever that way. For example, when you’re a kid you and your friends have dreams and you think you are kings and queens of your world and you can have anything, you’ll always be friends and things will always be like that. Then when you grow up you understand that that’s not how it works and even though you tried not to change, certain changes are inevitable.
Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?
I wrote this song with three friends from Nashville: Jared Anderson, Mckenna Flaherty and Sarah Troy Clark.
I was inspired by a recording I had made with guitar months before, that I then played on piano for a while, and I had come up with this melody that expressed my feelings at the time: wanting to tell someone how disappointed I was that things didn’t work out fine. I sent my ideas to Jared, Mckenna and Sarah, and this song is what we ended up with.
How was the film experience?
It was really fun. We filmed everything in one day. Jeanna Ross, the director, was involved in every step of the process, from creating the props and costumes with me to making every scene look as real as possible and capturing all the moments on camera. She made everything easy and natural for me. The actors were great too; Ludovico (the older guy) had a lot of experience already, being a professional actor, so filming those scenes with him was a breeze and we laughed a lot. The kids (the boy is my cousin and the girl a friend of his) were surprisingly very easy to work with too. We all had a good time that day, running around the castle and playing.
The single comes off your new album Down The Rabbit Hole – what’s the story behind the title?
The title comes from the first song of the album, and I think it represents well the whole record. It’s obviously a reference to the story of “Alice in Wonderland” and it represents the unknown, just like for me making this album was entering the unknown, a crazy place for people who are crazy and curious like I am.
How were the recording and writing processes?
I spent days with the guitar in my hands humming melodies and trying different things on the piano, and when I finally found the right words to express what I wanted to say, that was always the best part. Some songs came out easily, like “Let the rain”, others took quite some time, but I’m proud of them all.
Recording was awesome too. Jared Anderson, the producer, was always on the same page with me and the musicians did an incredible job. The songs came out sounding just like I wanted them to sound. Maybe even better than that.
What aspect of your relations and loss did you choose to focus on this record?
I decided to focus on those things that we feel but for many reasons we don’t talk about. Maybe for fear of judgement or, most often in my case, because we are unable to say what we should say for fear of hurting or disappointing someone. I dealt with those fears and with my truths by writing these songs and releasing them to the public.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes! I’m now planning shows in my area but I’d love to perform for other audiences in the future. If any of the readers want to see me perform in their area they can contact me on my website www.luanamaso.com and let me know they’d like me to stop by!
What else is happening next in Luana Maso’s world?
I have some other things in motion. There’s another music video for the next single in the works. And new songs being written for a new project. I’m very excited to continue this journey and see what it will bring!