While Willy Mason usually releases folk based songs, you never quite know what you're going to get with new music from the Martha's Vineyard based musician. His latest single, "Youth on a Spit," shows a complete move away from folk towards an almost electronic rock based sound. It's noisy and groovy and has a very cut and paste feel. Sometimes it's almost cinematic, sometimes it sounds like a dance cut, and others like a weirdo 90's rock song. The obvious comparison here is late 90's Beck. It's a change in sound that might repel some old school fans, but more adventurous admirers of Willy Mason are going to find a lot to love here.
You can watch the video for "Youth on a Spit" below. Already Dead is due out August 6. You can pre-order the album here. For more on Willy Mason, check out the artist's Facebook.
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