Liverpool news Tuebrook singer says his prison stint launched music career PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Mason Owens, a musician from Tuebrook, has been praised by music industry heavyweights and fans alike

Liverpool news Tuebrook singer says his prison stint launched music career PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Mason Owens, a musician from Tuebrook, has been praised by music industry heavyweights and fans alike

Liverpool news  Tuebrook singer says his prison stint launched music career PremierLeague-News.Com
20 February 2021 - 20:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A young Liverpool singer-songwriter credits his stint in prison for putting him on the path to music stardom. Mason Owens, 22, has quickly become a voice for the city, using his personal experiences of his hometown and its proud residents for inspiration in his songwriting. He has just released his debut EP, Off the Bat, which has been met with praise from fans and music industry heavy-hitters. Get the top stories straight to you inbox by signing up to one of our free newsletters Fellow Merseyside local, and official folk album chart-topper, Jamie Webster said: "There’s a young Scouse singer called Mason Owens who could go down in Scouse folklore with some of his tunes – to say he speaks from the heart is an understatement." Championed by the likes of BBC Introducing Merseyside, Owens told the ECHO "playing music for a living" is "the dream". Owens, from between Tuebrook and Old Swan, is no stranger to the hardship that he explores in his songwriting. In his early twenties, he spent time behind bars. He described his time in prison as “s***e”, but said it was also an experience that allowed him to grow as an artist and a person. Instagram The young musician took a music course with the prison-based In House Records while at HMP Elmley in Kent, writing songs about his situation and providing a focus which led him away from a “potentially destructive path”. He said: “Every day I wished I was out and counted down the days till my release. However, going through a hard time definitely strengthens you as a person and teaches you to reflect on the outside life and not take things for granted." It was while in prison that Mason sang in front of an audience for the first time, as part of a show for friends and family of the inmates. Find your nearest vaccination centre by entering your postcode below The performer, who began playing guitar when he was 12, said: "The first time I ever sang in front of an audience was in prison - the prisoners in there gave me the confidence to sing because before that, I was just a guitar player." Mason wrote a song with a fellow inmate, a rapper from Birmingham, and they have plans to collaborate in the future. He said: "We still keep in contact, he's still doing music and doing his own thing.

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." Mason has plenty of support from his friends and family, explaining: "My mum and dad are supportive, my friends are as well - a lot of my mates are also musicians in that circle." He has also received plenty of support from the city of Liverpool. Mason said: "The support in Liverpool among musicians is good, it's a good time for Liverpool. There's loads of music going on in Liverpool, it's a boss thing, really. "The thing with Liverpool, everyone wants to see other Scousers do well. It's good to see one of the lads from your area doing well." Of his plans for the future, he said: "I want to play around the country, when we're allowed to, and get about playing music for a living - that's the dream." Enter your postcode below to claim a free scratchcard Following a string of successful singles including his 2020 track I’m Not An Englishman, which has racked up over 100,000 streams, the release of his debut EP Off the Bat comes at an exciting time for the artist. The singer-songwriter's debut - released on the Liverpool-based independent record label Nifty Records - contains the candid humour, powerful guitar-laden sound and reflections on working-class life that he has become known and loved for. Produced by veteran producer Steven Powell (Michael Head and The Strands, Echo & The Bunnymen, John Power, The Stairs) and recorded in just three days at Ark Recording Studio in North Liverpool, Off the Bat explores themes of love, isolation, drug-infused dreams, fake news and social media, and showcases Owens’ eclectic musical style. Explaining the EP’s title, Mason added: "I wrote the songs pretty quickly and there’s an immediacy and urgency to them. "There was also a degree of spontaneity in the recording process with many ideas and sounds coming ‘off the bat’ so it seemed fitting to call it that." You can hear Mason Owens' music by clicking here.

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