Steve Mason – Stars Around My Heart (Radio Edit)
Labels:Domino Recording Co Ltd
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:Stars Around My Heart
Available Date & Time: Jan 14 2019 14:00:00 EST
Impact Date: Jan 11 2019 00:00:00
"Stars Around My Heart"
Steve Mason About The Light out January 18th via Double Six
Download “Stars Around My Heart” (Radio Edit)
The new single from The Beta Band frontman
“Stars Around My Heart” has that old Beta Band faraway-pop feeling, but it’s also sharper and more concrete.”
“one of his most unabashed pop songs to date.”
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR ABOUT THE LIGHT
“Every track feels like some kind of epiphany, with Elbow-like euphoria married to some big delicious tunes.”
CRACK MAGAZINE [ALBUM OF THE MONTH]
“his best solo album to date; one which should bring him a wider audience and an ever raised public profile”
“Steve Mason has found happiness and is ready to take on the world with new album About the Light.”
THE SCOTSMAN [ONES TO WATCH IN 2019]
About The Light is Steve Mason’s fourth solo album following Boys Outside (2010), Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time (2013) and Meet The Humans (2016). Having written most of his previous albums alone, About The Light marks a change in approach for Steve, the frontman for the now defunct The Beta Band, who celebrated their 20th anniversary last year with a series of reissues.
Picking Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries) to produce the album, and with a very clear plan in mind, from the outset the goal was to capture the songs live and draw out their soulful elements. Recorded at studios in London and Brighton, About The Light sees a subtle yet noticeable evolution in Steve’s sound.
“When I listen to this album it feels and sounds like the first ‘legitimate’ record that I have ever made. It’s hard to explain but it sounds like a ‘real’ album. I think that is partly the production, the playing and the work that I did with the band for all those months in our rehearsal room on the South Coast,” says Steve.
“It’s a beautiful, confident, positive, angry, loving and gentle album which once again moves what I do forward,” he adds. “David Bowie said that you should always be slightly out of your comfort zone if you want to achieve greatness, and for the first time perhaps ever, I deliberately pushed myself into that place. Who doesn’t want
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