If it wasn’t for Tiktok, Leah Marie Mason may just be another young Nashville artist looking to break through the noise of the music city. However, Mason was able to use the increasingly popular app to break through and emerge as one of Nashville’s quickest and brightest rising stars. What separates Mason from so many that break through on Tiktok is an unmistakable authenticity that shines through both her personality and her music.
Mason’s latest single, “I Wish” recounts the story of a breakup of a relationship that taught Mason that “life doesn’t always work out the way you wish it would” but at the end of the day we must remember that everything happens for a reason, even if at the time it might hurt.
Recently, we had the chance to chat with Mason about “I Wish”, her fan base, and so much more!
Worlds Of Country: How would you describe your musical style?
Leah: I would say my music definitely lives in the pop-country world, but I’m definitely influenced by almost any genre. The lines between genres are so blurry nowadays which I think is really cool!
Worlds Of Country: Who would you say are your biggest musical influences?
Leah: Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Maren Morris for sure.
Worlds Of Country: What’s the story behind your new single, “I Wish”?
Leah: I Wish is looking back on a relationship that made you so happy, but for whatever reason, it just didn’t work out. Not because anything necessarily went wrong, but life just didn’t allow it. Life doesn’t always work out the way you wish it would, and this song is essentially a reflection of that. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, but some things are harder to accept than others and that’s how this song came to be!
Worlds Of Country: Between “I Wish” and “Far Boy” would you say that you tend to gravitate toward making sadder songs?
Leah: I definitely gravitate lyrically towards the sadder side, but I’m working on a lot of projects that show this other part of me and my music that I’m really excited to share!
Worlds Of Country: You’ve been able to build a large and loyal social media following so quickly, what does having all that support mean to you?
Leah: I have been blessed with the greatest fan base ever, it’s been so crazy to see so many people loving and connecting with my music these past few months! They are so so supportive of every release and I just couldn’t be more grateful
Worlds Of Country: What’s next for you?
Leah: My plan is to just keep releasing singles for the rest of 2021 and hopefully come out with a longer project sometime early next year!