Mason Murphy

FRESH: ‘Holiday Season’ – Mason Murphy

Mason Murphy is celebrating the “Holiday Season”.

by Christopher Smith

We here at talkaboutpopmusic.com have been following Mason Murphy with great interest for some time now, so we were especially delighted when he let us know that his latest track would be out just in time for the “Holiday Season”! Mason, from Utah, is an uncommonly-gifted singer/songwriter with a smooth and melodic soft pop sound. His songs have received over 500,000 streams in the last couple of years, an impressive achievement for someone who once considered himself a bedroom guitar player.

Mason makes beautiful, cinematic pop with an emotive nighttime vibe that’s both classic and current. His arrangements are quietly sophisticated and support his subtle vocal tones perfectly. Murphy’s track “Save Me” (Acoustic) was added to Spotify’s own Mellow Pop playlist and has surpassed 150,000 streams to date. Based in Salt Lake City, he picked up the guitar at age ten and never put it down. Initially inspired by the game Guitar Hero, Mason spent his time becoming an actual guitarist with a passion for songwriting. He even walked away from a promising college career playing golf to focus on music full-time!

Mason released his first song “City Girl” on SoundCloud in 2016. A strong debut that received 150,000 plays on the platform. Since then, he has been honing his skills, playing live, and putting his music out online. His love for the musical process is evident in all he does, as is his goal of writing relatable lyrics his fans can appreciate. “At the end of the day, we’re all on this Earth together” he tells us, “and it’s always a good feeling to know that you’re not the only one battling the situation you’re in. We all experience the same highs and lows at some point or another”. Keep em coming Mason!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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