Steve Mason releases new album 'Brothers & Sisters'

Scottish singer, songwriter and producer Steve Mason releases his fifth solo album. ‘Brothers & Sisters’, Steve Mason’s all new protest album does not hold back and sees the artist looking to make a statement while connecting with others through music.

His most open, honest and vibrant solo record to date, it marries the personal and the political but does so in an emotive and uplifting manner. Written against a backdrop of fear and uncertainty, and at a time when those in charge lurched from one disaster to the next mismanagement with increasing regularity, 'Brothers & Sisters' is in fact an incredibly joyous, even spiritual, listen.

With musical contributions from feted Pakistani singer Javed Bashir, British gospel singers Jayando Cole, Keshia Smith, Connie McCall & Adrian Blake and Kaviraj Singh on the santoor. It’s a record about bringing people together through art, music and culture.

“To me, this record is a massive ‘Fuck you’ to Brexit,” Mason explains. “And a giant ‘Fuck you’ to anyone who is terrified of immigration because there is nothing that immigration has brought to this country that isn’t to be applauded. Can you imagine what this place would be like without it? I mean what would it be like? Cornish pasties and Morris dancing?”

Earlier, Steve Mason released the single ‘No More’ ft. Javed Bashir. The single was released alongside a visually stunning James Hankins directed video featuring both Steve and Javed, filmed across the South of England and Lahore in Pakistan.

Talking about ‘No More’ Steve said: “This track is about Imperialism and in a subtle way, relative to some of my other work, references Australia, Partition and Africa through a combination of lyrics and music. I like to imagine the spirits of these cultures and people haunting the families who profited and were involved in their destruction down through the generations. Never giving them real peace. I can never square in my mind the idea of going to a new country with such horror in mind and struggle to believe that those who carry out such deeds are in fact human. Sitting in incredible splendour with everything around you, dripping in the blood of incredible and ancient civilisations. This subject has been gone over in depth by many highly intelligent people over the years and is of course nothing new but given the message behind this ‘FUCK BREXIT PRO IMMIGRATION’ album I felt a little history and context was needed.”

Steve mason’s ‘Brothers & Sisters’ is out now. Buy or stream the record HERE

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