It has been a few years since we last posted something from Marla Mase, the New York-based writer, singer, and performer who impressed with “Drown in Blue” and “She Hooked Him Up” in 2014 and 2013, respectively. On her 2013 album Speak Deluxe, a re-release of 2011’s Speak featuring six new tracks, Mase experimented with elements of rock, punk, funk, and reggae with a lyrical emphasis on the issues ravaging society today. She aimed for a more personal approach on 2014’s Half-Life, her first release with True Groove Records.
Her two-year hiatus can be attributed to focusing on developing Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Projects and relocating her label True Groove Records to Brooklyn, but now Marla Mase is back with her fifth album, Miracles – Lost & Found. It incorporates elements of modern opera, spoken word, power-pop, and psychedelia, featuring a conceptual approach that includes a Beatles/George Martin tribute in “Falling Sideways”. The album’s lead single is “Everyone Dies”, available to stream now above. The track explores the banality of perceived celebrity excitement, as well as the existential reminders of social media (with the “on Facebook” line especially). Still, as Marla says, we might as well just dance and go with it.