STEVE MASON shares new track ‘The People Say’ from his forthcoming fifth solo album – Brothers & Sisters

Steve Mason

Steve Mason has today shared ‘The People Say’, the latest track to be taken from his forthcoming fifth solo album, Brothers & Sisters, which is released on Double Six on Friday 3rd March 2023.

The track follows the album’s opening 6Music listed single, ‘No More’ feat Javed Bashir which was launched in November last year.

Talking about the track, Steve said: ‘The People Say’ is a rallying call for us all, urging people to keep climbing, find the righteous fight and dive in.”

His most open, honest and vibrant solo album to date, it marries the personal and the political but does so in an emotive and uplifting manner. Written against a backdrop of fear and uncertainty, and at a time when those in charge lurched from one disaster to the next mismanagement with increasing regularity, Brothers & Sisters is in fact an incredibly joyous, even spiritual, listen.

With musical contributions from feted Pakistani singer Javed Bashir, British gospel singers Evy Lee, Jayando Cole, Keshia Smith, Connie McCall & Adrian Blake and with Kaviraj Singh on the santoor it’s a record about bringing people together through art, music and culture.

The album will be available on CD (with gatefold wallet and 16-page booklet), standard vinyl (double vinyl with gatefold sleeve and four-page booklet), independent shops and Domino Mart vinyl edition (double gold vinyl with gatefold sleeve, four-page booklet & four postcard set) and DL.

Watch ‘The People Say’ BELOW:

Finally, Steve Mason has announced a run of full-band U.K. dates this Spring. These follow his December 2022 ‘No More’ tour which saw him road-testing songs from the new album in a stripped-down format.

The full list of forthcoming dates is as follows:

20.04.23 – Future Yard – BIRKENHEAD
21.04.23 – Academy 2 – SHEFFIELD
22.04.23 – Academy 2 – OXFORD
27.04.23 – Brudenell Social Club – LEEDS
28.04.23 – Pop Recs Ltd – SUNDERLAND
29.04.23 – King Tuts – GLASGOW

03.05.23 – Gorilla – MANCHESTER
04.05.23 – Electric Ballroom – LONDON
05.05.23 – Rescue Rooms – NOTTINGHAM
06.05.23 – Concorde 2 – BRIGHTON

Tickets for the shows are on sale now HERE

Finally, Steve will also play a number of in-stores around the album release. The dates are as follows:

03.03.23 – Rough Trade East – LONDON
04.03.23 – Resident – BRIGHTON
06.03.23 – Rough Trade – BRISTOL
07.03.23 – Relevant Records – CAMBRIDGE

Steve Mason’s discography: Boys Outside (2010), Monkey Minds In The Devils Time (2013), Meet The Humans (2016), About The Light (2019).


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