Ontario based artist, Wes Mason may only be 18 years old, but he’s been creating music since the age of 6, writing at 10 and is now one of Canada’s up & coming artists that you should be keeping an eye on. Wes released a brand new video for his first single, “Worth It” which will be on his upcoming debut EP to be released this fall. Check out the video below, and check out our Five Questions With segment to learn more about Wes Mason!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I am a singer/songwriter from Rockwood Ontario and I mainly play the guitar and piano. I love the sound of live instruments but I am also very inspired by electronic music, so I usually tend to pull influences from all sorts of genres in my music.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My music is a mix of genres, making it Pop Contemporary Folk. It could also be described as a cross between Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. I often write my songs through storytelling and looking at situations from the positive side of things, while adding interesting instrumental elements to them.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I will be adding live shows in July, which you can keep updated on at www.wesmasonmusic.com. I would describe my performance as an intimate singer/songwriter vibe. I play guitar while I sing, and for some performances I am joined by Ben Pelchet who plays rhythm guitar and sings background vocals with me.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
If I was to suggest one of my songs to show a new listener, I would have to choose my latest single, Worth It. I believe Worth It is a good representation of my song writing style, how I like to write my songs and how I originally started with my music.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favorite Canadian bands/ artists?
If I were to pick my top 3 favorite Canadian bands, they would have to be Arcade Fire, The Tragically Hip, and The Arkells. But my favorite Canadian Artist is Neil Young.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.