Leah Marie Mason breaking down boundaries with new pop-country single “Miss Us Then” featured along with a lyric video
The single follows her breakout successes with “Far Boy,” “I Wish” and the reimagined his-and-hers duet version featuring Austin Burke as well as her duet with Big Machine-signed country rapper Kidd G on “Love Isn’t Real,” and her most recent smash single “Hannah” (premiered by Taste of Country and The Boot).
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.
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.
The new single could easily be a sad ballad is brilliantly balanced. Mason offers substance that is often missing in mainstream music.