Rising Star Leah Marie Mason Turns Her "Tears Into Diamonds"
Leah Marie Mason, a rising country artist who recently signed to Warner Chappell Music Publishing and SONY's The Orchard, has just dropped “Tears Into Diamonds.” We’re in awe of her heartfelt lyrics and angelic vocals.
In a dreamy tune filled with beautiful figurative language, Mason proclaims to her ex that she’s never coming back. The song’s mature tone and lyrics communicate not just Mason’s regret from the relationship, but also her growth after it ended. From a viral TikTok singer/songwriter who inspired thousands with this tune, Mason has blossomed into a rising star in country music. We’re certain that sooner than later, Mason will dominate the country charts and become a staple of the genre.
“Save the wildflowers, keep ‘em growing on the vines / I can read between the daisies and the dandelions,” Mason warns her cheating ex. “You can call me the day that hell freezes over / And Willie’s no longer a hall of fame stoner,” she sings in her favorite line of the song.
“Tears Into Diamonds” has an incredible songwriting team, consisting of Mason herself, Claire Douglas of BMG, and Grammy-nominated duo The 720. This is Mason’s first project with the songwriting veterans. Douglas pitched the title, “Tears Into Diamonds,” and Mason immediately fell in love with the concept. “It kind of just fell out super naturally, to be honest, because we had a lot to say,” Mason told us.
Mason’s love for music started at a young age. At eleven years old, she regularly performed Heart and Pat Benatar covers with her brother’s classic rock band. Classic country singer/songwriter George Strait, bluegrass group The Steeldrivers, and current global superstar Billie Eilish additionally continue to inspire Mason. Later, Mason studied at the Berklee College of Music and Nashville’s Belmont University. Given her impressive talent and this diverse set of musical influences, we sense that Mason could become the next Kasey Musgraves or Taylor Swift.
Mason’s professional career began with “Far Boy,” an Austin Burke collaboration released last year. When she promoted the song on her TikTok, she tugged at over 13 million heartstrings worldwide. Today, “Far Boy” also boasts 2.5 million Spotify streams. A later single of hers, “Miss Us Then,” earned her a Fresh Finds: Country on Spotify cover feature. Mason has performed in Nashville’s iconic Listening Room with The Song Suffragettes, and at The Whiskey Jam by herself.
“Tears Into Diamonds” is Mason’s first single since March of this year. During the past few months, Mason has worked on redefining her sound and creating music that’s true to herself. “I feel so much more happy and comfortable and just excited about this new music,” said Mason. Her exponentially growing fanbase can expect similar authenticity in the songs she releases over the next year.
“This record is essentially a “f*** you” to the ex that doesn’t deserve the time of day. To me this song is all about realizing your self worth and coming to the realization that you deserve better. We all deserve the best for ourselves,” Mason explained to us. We agree 100%. We hope this anthem empowers women everywhere to treat themselves like the queens they are - just like it did for us when we took our first listen.