Konzert: Willy Mason

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Nordring 129, 63067 Offenbach | Hotline: 069 26012223

Samstag, 27. November 2021 , 20:00 Uhr
Kategorie : Konzert: Session - Folk / Singer-Songwriter

I want to be better than oxygen
So you can breathe when you're drowning and weak in the knees
I want to speak louder than Ritalin
For all the children who think that they've got a disease
I want to be cooler thWilly Mason ist wieder da. Already Dead, sein erstes Album seit 2013, erscheint am 6. August 2021 via Cooking Vinyl.

Magic, miracles, ghosts, world leaders; these days it seems there is little left to believe in. Lies outweigh truth and even truth can be dangerous. Raising everyone’s spirits Already Dead – the fourth album and the first for nine years from Willy Mason - explores honesty and deception, anonymity in the digital age, good intentions with unexpected consequences, freedom, colonialism, love, god, and purpose because, its storyteller says, now is the time to restore some much-needed faith.

Already Dead is a spiritual state to aspire to; it is freedom from the trappings and inhibitions of one’s ego, culture, and mythology. It is freedom and love and freedom to love in the face of death,” tells Willy of the philosophy behind the writing. “It’s about the necessary destruction of one’s mythology; mythology of species, sex, race, nation, self. It’s about the pain and tragedy that comes with such destruction, but also about the freedom, possibility and opportunity for reconciliation; reconciliation with the natural world and with each other.”

Sparkling opener and first single Youth On A Spit is one of Willy’s heaviest tracks to date; “I feel no pain I’ve already bled / You can’t kill me I’m already dead,” he taunts, through double-sided declaration of invincibility before embarking upon a biting, bold, and caring tour through the purgatory of life in 21st century North America. "Youth On A Spit is about the struggle for freedom and identity that comes from growing up in an advertising based culture. The refrain ‘you can’t kill me im already dead’ is about the liberation that comes with disillusionment."

Already Dead arrives at a time when certain words must be said. It is a quest for love in a society which fears and discourages it; for truth and justice in a society which prioritises convenience and profit. “I ended up diving so deeply into this record because it felt at the time, like the only way I could hope to do some good for somebody,” Willy says. “All the concern and care I have for people, fear, frustration and sadness, all came pouring out."

1984 wurde Willy Mason in New York in eine illustre Familie geboren, die bald nach Martha's Vineyard (jene klitzekleine, geschichtsträchtige Insel Massachusetts vor der Südostküste der USA), zog, wo er aufwuchs. Seine Eltern sind beide selbst Singer-Songwriter, und berühmte Vorfahren hat er auch noch, darunter Philosophen und Literaten.

Mit Oxygen hat Willy Mason als 19-Jähriger einen sofortigen Klassiker geschaffen, der einer "Eine andere Welt ist möglich" Jugendbewegung eine Stimme gab - das war 2004. Es folgten einige (wenige) Alben, einige Touren (Glastonbury Festival, als Tour-Support von Mumford And Sons, sowie auf deren Gentlemen of the RoadFestival) diese und jene musikalische Zusammenarbeit (Saint SaviourThe Chemical Brothers...), und dann...: lange nichts.

Viel zu lange nichts, wie viele seiner Fans meinen, denen nicht nur Oxygen, sondern auch Stücke wie Talk Me Down nie aus dem Kopf gingen. Seine "Saying a lot with as little as possible" Songs bleiben einfach ewig im Ohr.

Nun endlich gibt es mit Take It Off eine neue Veröffentlichung (die noch dazu in neue musikalische Gefilde führt, denn das klingt verflucht dynamisch!), und zur Verzückung vieler, eine diese begleitende Tournee, die ihn auch nach Deutschland führt. 

"It's been years since we've had new music from Martha's Vineyard's Willy Mason. He's finally back with a new single, Take It Off which represents a gigantic departure in style for Mason. He's always been more of a folk troubadour with some very slight forays into indie rock sprinkled in his songs. Take It Off is an alt-rocker with blistering guitars. It still has those laid back troubadour vocals, but Willy Mason's voice is his voice. When the first electric guitar squall kicks in around second twenty, you know you're in for something different. It will be interesting to see if this is a new direction for Mason or just a brief dabble in a new sound."(Ifitstooloud.com)

Talk Me Down

Take It Off

We Can Be Strong

live at Koko Timelapse

Oxygen (live 2017)

Audiotree live session

Rock Pools (Saint Saviour feat. Willy Mason)

No Room For Doubt (Lianne La Havas feat. Willy Mason)





an t.v.
For all the kids that are wondering what they are going to be
We can be stronger than bombs 
If you're singing along and you know that you really believe
We can be richer than industry
As long as we know that there's things that we don't really need
We can speak louder than ignorance
Cause we speak in silence every time our eyes meet.
Do you remember the forgotten America?
Justice, equality, freedom to every race?
Just need to get past all the lies and hypocrisy
Make up and hair to the truth behind every face
That look around to all the people you see,
How many of them are happy and free?

Oxygen (2004)

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