When we last heard from Lucy Mason, her cricket playing compatriots had just humiliated their English counterparts to regain the Ashes. Since then, arguments can be made for whether the England cricket team has got any better (it couldn’t really get worse) but there can be no doubt that Mason has improved.
Her latest offering, “All You Want” is rich, textured and dreamy. If we were directing the video for this (which we’re not, sadly, that would be fun) we’d start it off with Lucy in a grand church or cathedral. We’d have a monochromatic scene of high ceilings and magnificent, intricate architecture to match the rhythms and stillness of the beginning. The camera would then pan out through a stained glass window to a vibrant forest of colourful foliage and creatures as the melody grows and new layers of sound combine with the angelic vocals.
Or, we’d set Lucy in a cage, getting more and more fraught inside as the tension builds in her voice before ultimately breaking free as the “All You Want” draws to a close, ending in a moment of stillness and relief as she stands, liberated from the cage around her, both physical and metaphorical.
If you’re reading Lucy and are yet to come up with an idea for a video, you can have those for free (just stick a mention at the end yeah? Thanks).
In all seriousness, it’s a gorgeous tune full of ornately dancing rhythms and layer upon layer of electronics and vocals that all meld together perfectly. Apparently this is just a demo, if that’s the case then a fully mastered and final version just might knock our socks off.