An Interview With The Electro-Pop Artist, LX MASON On His Newest Sing and Video for ‘Drink Me Goodbye’ and More!
Posted On 03 May 2019
Meet the electro-pop artist from Sydney named LX Mason. Raised in Florida but currently based in Australia, the artist has put out a few tracks with hopes to release a full EP next year.
He recently released his second single called “Drink Me Goodbye.” It was produced by the Australian musician St. Humain. They also worked together on his last song, “I Don’t.”
Check out the music video for it “Drink Me Goodbye” here:
Connect With LX Mason Here:
Facebook: LX Mason
Spotify: “I Don’t” by LX Mason
Soundcloud: “I Dont” by LX Mason
Learn more about LX Mason in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time today! Where does this interview find you?
No worries! Currently listening back to a couple demos a did over the week. Is it bad to vibe to your own demos? haha
Now that we are into the 5th month of the new year, how has 2019 been treating you so far? What are some goals that you have for yourself this year? How are those New Years Resolutions going?
2019’s been good! I released “Drink Me Goodbye” which is going really well! My goal is to release a couple more singles before the years out, collaborate with more artists, and re-watch the entirety of The Office again.
Growing up, how important was music in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?
Music to me was always a way to process life and cope. So when the opportunity came to pursue music at around 16, it was one of the few things that just made sense right away.
Was there ever a time when you thought about doing something else? If you weren’t a musician today, what else could you see yourself doing? Would you be as fulfilled in life?
Ha, there was a point in time where I wanted to be a Chiropractor! I’m pretty sure it was because I knew they made BANK. I can’t really see myself doing anything else than what I’m doing tbh. And even when I tried, it wasn’t as fulfilling.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
There’s this unspoken pressure to create that no one tells you about. The second you release a song the first thing people say (after they congratulate you) is “when’s the next one?” “what’s next?” “When’s the album dropping?” – relax.
Why did you decide to go by something other then your own name?
There’s over 21K people in the US alone with my exact name (citation howmanyofme.com haha) and I needed something that was like “separate” from me – probably stems from a fear of rejection like a “ah, they don’t like LX, but they still like me” type thing
Let’s talk about your newest track “Drink Me Goodbye.” What was the inspiration for this song? What was it like working with your producer St. Humain? How does this song compare to anything else that you have released before?
One day I randomly recalled the emotion and events that succeeded from the end of a close relationship. So when I went into a session with Sainty, I wasn’t even going to write more to it, I had a completely different song going. Then I was like “ah, idk, I have this verse and hook” and he was like “that’s the one.” And we went for it. This song is definitely more edgy, more cocky, and definitely OVERTLY pop, which is a tribute to my early 00’s influences.
What was it like making the music video for “Drink Me Goodbye”? How creatively involved were you with the overall process?
VERY involved. I directed the entire video alongside my best mate, Jason Denison. I sat down with my friend Daniel Brown as we edited each shot, decided which shots to use, and even approved the coloring.
When do you hope to put out an EP or full album of new music? Are you currently working on new material?
Currently working on a couple new songs that I’m very excited about! All of this is working towards an EP that I have plans to launch next year.
How do you think you have grown as a musician since you first started singing and writing songs?
I think I’ve become more aware of what my strengths are, and naturally going through massive life changes gives you more substantial things to write about. Ive also taken the time to get professional help with my voice to be able to sing things that I wasn’t able to when I first started.
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now?
My favourite way to connect with my fans is through Instagram for sure. I don’t think it’s too hard to stay up to date with it all if you know what you’re doing, but you can definitely waste A LOT of time if you’re not careful. I also have a close friends list on instagram of like my ride or dies, and they do the journey with me as an artist.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
Honestly, if I could work with Lauv on anything – I might cry. Send him my number pls. Haha I’d also include Jarryd James, John Mayer, Julia Michaels, Lennon Stella, and Justin Timberlake.
Where can people see you perform live next?
Hopefully in Sydney soon! I wanna bring house shows back. Remember house shows?
If you had an unlimited budget and your schedule was free, what would your dream music video look like?
OMG. I’d do a music video acting like a fool in the White House – just for the lols. Or a music video where I’m sitting out on expensive lawn furniture having tea with Her Majesty while we watch Dwayne Johnson attempt to ride a giraffe.
If your music was going to be featured on any TV show that is currently on right now, which would you love it to be on? Or if you prefer, what is a movie that you love that you wish your music was featured in?
I think it might fit well in the next season of Netflix’s You, or any rom-com that has a party scene. Or the next Spider Man movie! That’d be wild.
At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
Ultimately, that you’re not alone. That the emotions you’re feeling have been felt by someone else to some degree, including myself, and hopefully by me singing the words of something you have felt or are feeling, you feel this empathetic sonic hug and it helps you process life a little bit.
Would you like to share anything else with our readers about your music?
Thanks for reading this far! And thanks for supporting upcoming artists/musicians. People like you mean a lot to people like me. <3