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Some Days Are Darker on "Gloom Croon" and new music Nocturne.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

I call it Gloom Croon. It's a combination of slowcore and post punk influences. The inspiration I pull from is quite broad. Rather than try to fit into a genre, I try to focus on the elements that make it what it is—the guard rails—which are the core of the songs. Themes of love, loss, rebirth, passion, vulnerability... I prefer things to sound more timeless rather than modern. It's the reason a Some Days Are Darker song may consist of a voice and a single guitar, or a five piece band and it still feels like us.

Tell us about your single, "Nocturne"!

The single we lead with was Lost Days which is the most upbeat song on the album. Nocturne shows another side. It's a driving, insatiable post-punk style song that shows more of the dark corners of the record. Lost Days is the person you meet in the bar, Nocturne is the person they reveal themselves to be when you get them home.

What was your thought when you first started to compose the single?

I was thinking about those hours late at night that we have all to ourselves and how much I hate the morning.

What inspired you to create the single?

I look at the album as the full body of work, it tells the whole story. A single is just a fragment, like an episode. Ideally Nocturne and it draws you in. You want the rest of the story. This is track 9 of 11 so it has prequels and sequels. Binge them all. You can even shuffle them if Adele lets you.

In terms of the overall composition, what is your favorite part of the single?

The very end of the song after the band backs off and I sing the last two lines, which are actually the first two lines. That's the theme of the song. Time is not a straight line, it's a flat circle and I never want the night to end.

Tell us about your process. How do you find inspiration when working to a deadline?

I'm fortunate enough to not have deadlines when I'm writing songs. Music is my art, not my job. I don't work for anyone. The only deadline is when I decide the song is good enough; when it's saying what it needs to say and feeling how it needs to feel.

How have you been able to use social media for this release?

We did a live video session at Saint Cecilia Studios in Tucson and played Nocturne along with songs from Love+Truth and the upcoming LP. That gave us some footage of Nocturne to work with, so we've created a few video assets as well as the cover art. Together I think they convey the mood of the song quite nicely.

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The solo endeavor of singer/songwriter Lear Mason, Some Days Are Darker illustrates a rich soundscape colored by hues of love, loss, and rebirth, an era-ambiguous amalgamation of goth-rock gloom and modern-day crooner.

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