“Morning Mourning” by Daniella Mason – A Song Feature
Music lovers who contend that they can fairly judge a song within less than a minute should listen to Daniella Mason’s “Morning Mourning.” The first three minutes are intelligently varied. The verses are presented with minimalist instrumental support of vocals that, at times, skillfully meander within or prolong a syllable. In comparison, each encounter of the chorus places a Synth Pop energy to lines that seem chant-like, until it’s recognized that there is a dance between questioning the consequences of being able to only “get up in the morning” and/or only “give in to my mourning.”
Those first three minutes of “Morning Mourning” stand on their own and proudly do so. However, if song appeal could be quantified, it would be misleading to take a reading before listening to the final minute, with its stepped vocal crescendo. The final “step” occurs at 3:35, when the choired chorus destroys any attempt to multitask while listening to the song.
Daniella Mason explains that “Morning Mourning” is a song that publicly addresses the loss of her mother. Clearly, her music reaches depths beyond those normal to Pop sensibilities. The song is one of four tracks on her EP “Emotional State.” The Nashville-based artist will release three more EPs (“Physical State,” “Mental State,” and “Spiritual State”) that will similarly “explore the parts of our humanity that we suppress and have a hard time exploring and embracing.”