LoveMason

LoveMason

 San Diego, California, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

They start off with angelic harmonies accompanied by acoustic guitar and tambourine...then they whip out the Fender Strat, powerhouse vocals, stomping boots, and transform into sultry sirens. Their sound is simple but undeniably soulful and haunting.

Biography

Love and Mason briefly met in San Diego in October of 2004 at a film festival after-party. Mason remembers seeing -- but not speaking to -- a woman alone on a patio, beer bottle and cigarette in hand.

Later that night, Mason heard an invisible woman’s karaoke rendition of “Me & Bobby McGee” emanating from another room...“Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose." The voice immediately grabbed Mason’s ear, and she whimsically said to a friend that she should start a band with that woman as lead singer...

In May of the following year, the same friend was organizing an open mic event and asked Mason to collaborate with a vocalist -- Love. Eventually, Mason realized that Love was the invisible woman singing Kris Kristofferson/Janis Joplin's song that night.

Love and Mason were a natural songwriting/performing duo and they quickly gained momentum. Appropriately, their influences overlapped in the singer-songwriter/classic rock genre. By October of 2005, they had recorded their first quality demo and played a couple shows. But family obligations were increasingly occupying Love's attention, and Mason felt a pull north.

4 years later, Mason was a solo singer-songwriter performing with a rock band in the San Francisco Bay Area. When the band was scheduled to record a live performance, Mason asked Love, who had returned from living in Japan, to fly in and sing backup vocals. Mason also asked Love to sing lead on a song she had written called “Love Always”, which required more vocal range and power than she herself had. The show was a success, but not too long after, the band disintegrated.

LoveMason on the other hand was just getting started. In summer of 2010, both were living in San Diego again. The collaboration was as natural as before, and this time, they intended to keep their music flowing.

Lyrics

Devil's Love

Written By: Heidi Mason

Happiness…
you may never find it
But success,
well that’s something I can help with

You think you need that woman
and nice folks around
but that’s not what’s in the cards right now
so do yourself a favor and forget about them
cuz they can’t give you what you want,
at least not for long

If your soul is mine
you will find success
if you keep your heart in check and body planted
And when you wear yourself to the bone
you can rest in my bed for as long as you want
and I’ll wrap my arms around you
when everything’s wrong
cuz I love you
and I’m there for you

Happiness
is not something you can chase
And I’ll be honest…
I don’t ever want to hear you say
you’re not good enough for that woman;
If that were true
I wouldn’t have given you this song
Remember to keep your head on straight
cuz this year we’re gonna be great

Simple Girl

Written By: Samantha Love

How do you know?
Which way the wind is blowin’?
Which path to take?
If you’re scared and unknowin’

I got a message for you
To help you out
So, listen up friend
I know what I’m talkin’

You maybe a simple girl
But life is complicated
It’s what your born to do
It determines the road you’re takin’
So, if you wanna be free
Go on and be free

How will you ever make it cross the sea?
If you question, the person you’re meant to be
I got a message for you
Full of strength from my voice
But ultimately friend
What you choose is your choice

You maybe a simple girl
But life is complicated
It’s what your born to do
It determines the road you’re takin’
So, if you wanna be free
Go on and be free

Blackheart Morning

Written By: Samantha Love

Blackheart morning
First comes after we meet
Blackheart mornin’
Comes to me just as he

Gets my soul arisin’
Just as the sun should
I know my ways ain’t right
But that man wills me so
That it hurts to let go oh oh

Blackheart mornin’
I deserve
I’m no good

See my soul may be dyin’
Devil’s comin’ round to get me
But I don’t care long as he’s masked
By your face

Blackheart mornin’
From heartache it springs

Blackheart mornin’
as the day is long
Blackheart mornin’
with the daybreak my lovin’ falls

Oh oh bittersweetness is this
But my heart don’t want the pain
Please sweet lovin’ comin’ and goin’ like you do

Blackheart morning
This pain’s so
Pleasantly good

See my soul is dyin’
Devils comin’ round to get me
But I don’t care long as he’s got
your face

See my soul is dyin’
Devils comin’ round to get me
But I don’t care long as he’s got
your face

Blackheart mornin’
From heartache it springs

I'm Over It

Written By: Heidi Mason

Do I still ‘like’ you? a friend asked
after we three again crossed paths;
For me it was love, not a feeling that comes and goes,
so yes…
but I’m over it…
I guess

Dreamed about you again, I confess;
It affected me as strongly as it did then
Awoke fearing I’d never be over it,
that it would always sting…at least a bit

But I’m over it
I’m over it
I am over it, over it

Ok so I’m not completely over it!
I still walk on the other side of the street to avoid you
and I still get strung out for hours after leaving you

But I’m over it
I’m over it
I am over it, over it

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
over it
I am over it
Oh

Last Throw of the Dice

Written By: Heidi Mason & Phillip Jess

As I lie here awake
Watchin’ the world turn
The dawn begins to burn
That place that time
That space
Where the truth becomes clear
Unmasked by the rules of the day
And the lies of the night

It’s easy now to see, that this is nothing
More than a game to you
And I want you to know
That I’ve played with men and women
But few as good as you
And I’m only sorry
It took so long to get to you

Cuz if this is nothing more than a game to you
Then this is the last throw of the dice for me
I got 27 years up my sleeve
And love’s already got the best of me

The boys I’ve loved the mistakes I’ve made oh the prices I’ve paid
And I’m not sorry and I would probably do it all again if I could
Cuz it brought me to you

But if this is nothing more than a game to you
Then this is the last throw of the dice for me
I got 27 years up my sleeve
And love’s already got the best of me

The boys I’ve loved the mistakes I’ve made oh the prices I’ve paid
The boys I’ve loved the mistakes I’ve made oh the prices I’ve paid
The boys I’ve loved the mistakes I’ve made oh the prices I’ve paid
The girls I’ve loved the mistakes I’ve made oh the prices I’ve paid

Still if this is nothing more than a game to you
Then this is the last throw of the dice for me
I got 27 years up my sleeve
And loves already got the best of me

Discography

Devil's Love EP

Set List

Words Obscure the Truth
If You Felt Something Too
Hurricane and Flame
Auburn Light
Devil's Love
Blackheart Morning
Simple Girl
I'm Over It
Simple Girl
Last Throw of the Dice
Dependency
Frozen Glass
Oh Jamion
Crystal