Steve Mason is back and is set to release new album Meet The Humans next month.
Following on from the exceptional Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time (2013) and Boys Outside (2010), Meet The Humans was shaped by Mason’s recent move from London to Brighton. Recorded with Elbow keyboardist and producer Craig Potter, the new record will reportedly move towards a more simple ethic; ‘an album where each song is a separate entity, where there is no great narrative running through it’, while swinging musically across dance, pop, folk, dub, and deep house influences. Coinciding with this most auspicious news, Mason has returned with a first taste of his new album, in the form of ‘Planet Size’. An introspective exploration brimming with optimism and a redemptive tone, ‘Planet Sizes’ slowly unfurls into a beautiful heavenly acoustic melody and climaxing in an enraptured euphoria – a perfect backdrop for his recognizable soft, lilting vocal. Mason delivers again, excelling as always but surely that was never in doubt?
‘Planet Sizes’ is accompanied by an animated video directed by Anna Ginsburg, which you can check out below. Meanwhile, Meet The Humans is out on the 26th February 2016 on Double Six.