By Alan Ho
Alt-pop act Daniella Mason continues to make waves in this part of 2019 as she is well on her way to ending the year as one of the acts to watch out for in 2020! The Nashville act released yesterday (Thursday September 5) with a powerful feminist anthem titled “Woman Lover Powerful.” The single is described as “a call to arms to all women who are struggling and reminds them of the power they have inside of them…”
Released by 1883 Magazine, “Woman Lover Powerful” is the first song off the upcoming EP Physical State, due out later this fall. The new EP continues the path blazed by her previous efforts, Mental State and Emotional State.
“This song is a first for me in that it isn’t entirely based on my story,” Mason explained. “There are huge parts of myself included, of course, but it actually takes on the perspective of many different women in my life and tells a multifaceted narrative for the most multifaceted beings on the planet. I wrote this for Gigi, my husband’s great-grandmother, who lived in a time where she couldn’t open her own bank account because she didn’t have a husband or a father to open it for her. Not only did she figure out how to make her own money and provide for herself and her kids, but she eventually helped change the system in Texas. I wrote this for Jane, a friend walking through breast cancer at the time this was written, who needed the perfect song to shave her head to, to remind her of the power she had but couldn’t feel. I wrote this for my mother, who raised me to be an independent and strong woman, but didn’t get to live to see me grow into that. I wrote this for Alex, who shattered glass steeples, and Lou, who shattered glass ceilings, and Becca, who has sacrificed so much to mother her boys well. And I wrote this for myself, for breaking away and going out on my own in this industry… for every time I’m broke and tired and need my blood to pump again. I wrote this for every woman who has been made to feel less than, or has been told to pick a lane, or to sit down, or to be quiet. I hope this can serve as a reminder of our power, when days get long and hard.”
Take a listen to the song!