Samuel Mason is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist independent producer who made his solo professional recording debut in 2019 with the album Phases. That record introduced a talented Rock singer and songwriter who, with the help of drummer Austin Sheese, rocks the Midwest with a guitar-driven Indie vibe.
Although his records have experimented with a number of Pop and Rock genres from Metal to Beach Boys surf psychedelia, at the heart of Samuel Mason’s sound is a jangly guitar cranked to 11. With nods to bands like Television, Royal Blood and The White Stripes, Mason’s sound comes from a long tradition of cerebral proto-punk and post-punk Rock from across the decades.
“Black Masses” is the current single and title track from Samuel Mason’s sophomore full-length album, released worldwide via all major streaming services on October 30, 2021. A rocking Stooges-inspired guitar riff opens the track before the we land on slow Black Keys-style rock groove. Mason steps to the mic with a cryptic tale of love and betrayal. In the bridge the track kicks into a nice Black Sabbath-inspired groove that sits nicely with the song’s title and theme.
Check out Sam and Austin preaching their “Black Masses” live from a rooftop in the song’s beautifully shot black & white video below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Samuel Mason.