One of the most admirable things you can do with an excess of negative emotion is channel it into art. Nashville pop singer/songwriter Daniella Mason does this with flair and integrity on buoyant now single "Get Me Out Of My Head".
Mason delivers clever turns of phrase – "brain cells turned prison cells" – over a driving dancefloor beat, tying it all together with punchy, radio-friendly synths. To the casual listener, it could just be another catchy pop track (albeit one of the best you'll hear all week), but dig a little deeper and you'll strike gold. Mason's talent shines in her ability to animate near-universal social anxieties and package them up into something you'll want to listen to, day in, day out.
"I'm learning the difference between overthinking that's rooted in anxiety and mental stimulation and growth that's rooted in discovery. This song was written before any of that!" Mason laughs, explaining the inspiration behind the brand new track. "It tells my story of being so buried in my mind that the tangible world seemed out of reach: the world where my friends, my family, and the man that I love all seemed to be hanging out without me. I wanted to feel my skin, process my beautiful surroundings, and be present, but I just couldn't get out of my head."
"I wrote this as my own reminder of what's waiting for me on the other side, but also as a hand extended to anyone else looking to resurface – for anyone wanting to get out of their head and back into their body... for anyone looking to have a dance party with me."