r.mason Dilates the Essence of Love in Their Soul Pop Track, European Swimsuit
r.mason is a singer-instrumentalist duo with a reputation for creating layered soulscapes. It comprises singer, Rebecca Barritt and guitarist, Jonathan Blokmanis. In their latest single, European Swimsuit, r.mason crafts a sonic resonance that is birthed by soul styles and cultivated by classic rock elements and sweeping electronica. Anchored by deep emotion and arresting instrumentation, the track is incredibly moving. It is immersive in the way the melodies course through the listener. Influenced by writers like Bob Dylan and Kathleen Edwards, vocalists like Nina Simone and Lana Del Rey, dual acts of Angus and Julia Stone, and compositions of Eric Satie, r.mason builds on the shoulders of these artists.
European Swimsuit markedly showcases the vast range of this duo. Opening with piano acoustics and oozing accordions, the song gradually evolves into a soul rock ambience. Rebecca’s evocative vocals, reminiscent of Celine Dion and Lana Del Rey, beautifully draw out the sentiment from the gleaming shards of electric guitar. The glazed and glassy timbre is a powerful mist that allows the song to unfurl into a magnificent sound. Teeming with surmounting riffs and roaming electronica, it drips with the melodrama of melancholia. Listen Now!