Leah Marie Mason Relives the Past with “Miss Us Then”

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Hopeful, nostalgic and brilliantly balanced!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Leah Marie Mason may have just broken out onto the scene this year with her viral TikTok that tugged at heartstrings, but she has the poise and skill of a seasoned artist. The Nashville-based singer, who recently caught the attention and approval of Dan + Shay for her Facebook cover of their song “From the Ground Up” is cementing herself as a true changemaker in the industry.

Leah’s last single “Hannah” was released on 8/23/21 and was also featured on several highly esteemed playlists and even more editorial playlists. Her trajectory is growing at an immense rate, and Leah Marie Mason is one of 2021’s most established up-and-coming artists in country music.

The North Carolina-born and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and artist allow her edges to frame an intimate and infectious brand of country that could resonate from a small town to the top of a big city.

Miss Us Then has now been featured on numerous editorial playlists on Spotify and Apple, including Fresh Finds: Country, New Music Nashville, and all-genre Best New Songs on Apple music to name a few.

Leah Marie Mason is feeling nostalgic in her new song “Miss Us Then.”

Simplistic guitars bring us into days past. Mason relives the trials of an ex-love, “Thrill of the chase ’til the chase ain’t new.” She doesn’t have rose-colored glasses on and she doesn’t shy away from examining the problems of this past love. 

The song slowly builds into the chorus. She is the harbinger of the biting lyric “I don’t miss us now, but I miss us then.”

These reminiscent lyrics are deliciously juxtaposed with the upbeat pop beat drop that happens immediately after. She is faced with the fact that she only wants him when he is gone. She wants the chase, the struggle, and the deep ache for another person, but once she has it, it is no longer so appealing. 

This song is a wonderful character study on longing. A song that could easily be a sad ballad is brilliantly balanced. Mason offers substance that is often missing in mainstream music.

Start streaming “Miss Us Then” right here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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