North Carolina-born & Nashville-based artist Leah Marie Mason has caught the attention of music lovers everywhere since the unveiling of the song “Far Boy”, which swiftly went viral via TikTok & tugged at heartstrings (over 13 million, to be exact). “Far Boy” helped to launch Leah’s stardom, & the viral single now sits at nearly 2.5 million streams on Spotify alone.
The success of “Far Boy,” (as well as the duet version featuring country riser Austin Burke), and other singles released after, such as “I Wish,” “Love Isn’t Real,” “Hannah,” “Miss Us Then,” and “Habit,” skyrocketed Leah’s career & fanbase to the next level.
Mason’s successes have shown her ability to flourish rapidly in the music industry, making her an obvious pick to sign with major players such as SONY/ATV The Orchard and Warner Chappell Music Publishing.
Not long ago, Leah released the incredible new single “Tears Into Diamonds”, which was written by Grammy-nominated Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram (Mickey Guyton), and BMG’s Claire Douglas. Leah has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding the latest single & you can find the full interview below.
Hey Leah, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by telling readers a little bit about yourself?
Leah: Hi! So happy to be doing this! My full name is Leah Marie Mason and I’m originally from Cary, North Carolina. I love reality TV and poetry, and I recently graduated from Belmont University with a degree in songwriting!
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Leah: I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember, but the first time I ever performed on stage was my 5th grade musical and I played Baloo the bear in The Jungle Book. I loved every second of it, I loved going to rehearsals, I just thought it was the coolest thing ever and I never wanted that feeling I had while I was performing to go away. I’m so lucky to have such supportive parents because they were always so supportive of me following my dreams, even from such a young age!
Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?
Leah: I’m not sure that I always knew I would be an artist, but I did always know I would end up doing something creative. I always excelled more in art and theatre more than I did in math or science. There are still a lot of things I want to explore and am interested in creatively other than music.
How would you currently describe your passion for music?
Leah: It’s somewhat of an obsession I think. I’m really just in love with honest and pure songwriting and artists like Pheobe Bridgers and Taylor Swift inspire me so much to make music that is authentically myself.
You recently released the song “Tears Into Diamonds”, which is an absolute bop, FYI. How did the idea for the song come together?
Leah: Claire Douglas, one of my co-writers, had the title on her phone but she wasn’t sure exactly in which direction she wanted to take it. I remember the first time she said it I thought in my head “why does that sound like a diss??” hahaha and the idea kind of just sparked from there. It was so much fun to write, there are actually so many other good lines that didn’t make the song that I’ll have to share one day.
How would you compare the creative process behind this song to your earlier releases?
Leah: I really feel like over this past year I’ve discovered a lot about myself and who I am as an artist. My songwriting has evolved so much and I’m so excited about this new era of music I have coming!
Did you always plan to release “Tears Into Diamonds” as a single?
Leah: Yes, I knew the writing was so strong and I just loved the song so much I really wanted it to have its own moment instead of just living on a body of work
What does this song personally mean to you?
Leah: I feel like it’s taking the power back from someone that tried to take it. This is my version of a “you can go F yourself” song, said a little bit more poetically hahaha.
What message would you like listeners to take from this song?
Leah: Don’t go back to a person that hurt you! You’re stronger than that and better off I promise you.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Leah: Thank you so much for reading! If you wanna keep up with me and hear more about what I have coming in the (very) near future you can follow me and Instagram and Tik Tok @leahmmason. 🙂
You can check out “Tears Into Diamonds” on Spotify below or via further platforms here.