Alex Mason Returns With New Song “Dark Days”
- Toronto-based singer-songwriter Alex Mason returned with a new song “Dark Days” along with a music video on August 19, 2022.
It is his first release in four years since 2018 “Salt and the Sea (Live From Dorchester)”.
The song is taken from his upcoming debut album “Ghost of the Great Lakes”.
The track was written by Alex Mason. Arrange by Jasper Smith, Brent Webb and Ian Borak.
The accompanying video was directed by Nick Tiringer.
Alex Mason said of the song, “In mid 2016, not long after having moved to Toronto, I was really struggling in my career and trying to write songs about genuine hope. I had a conversation with a friend at work about what it meant to overcome failure and she told me that many people pursue something, whether it be a passion or a career, and get to a middle point where they give up, and are doomed to keep finding new fixations and repeating the process, always giving up in this middle period where they plateau.”
He continued, “It takes working through this 'desert,' sitting with the pain, being stranded alone, to come out on the other side. I ran home with words in my head, picked up the guitar and wrote this song almost immediately.”
- The debut album is inspired in part by Virginia Woolf's 1927 novel “To the Lighthouse”.
During the making of “Dark Days” and the rest of the songs for this upcoming record, a big part of the sound of the album involved a delay pedal called the Deluxe Memory Man by Electro-Harmonix.
A lot of guitar parts have this analog echo on them, creating an ethereal wash.
The album is expected to be released in 2022.
Photo by Matt Guarrasi
- source : Apple Music