The Universe Makes Me Cry

Steve Mason is back with a new album and this achingly good new song- Planet Sizes. He knows his way round a tune and those signature multi-tracked, melancholic vocals are in full effect. What’s it all about? I don’t know… love and loss and redemption, the search for meaning in a random world…. It’s very good.

Steve has made music under several names since the Beta Band split up. His last solo album (Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time, 2013) had two songs that were absolute brilliance- Fight Them Back and Come To Me- that I still play regularly. A few years before, 2008 I think, he made an album inspired by 80s electro using the name Black Affair. This was the standout track for me.