RTX-CLUSIVE: Mason Lively Covers John Mayer ‘Gravity’ on Shake Music Series
The first time I heard Mason Lively sing was his song "Early Grave," I was blown away. The South Texas native has undeniable talent. So, when we were presented with the opportunity to debut this cover he's done with the amazing folks at Shake Music out of Fort Worth we jumped at the chance.
For Shake Music Series' latest undertaking, they are getting bands to do live recordings of their favorite cover songs, and up first Mason Lively singing a John Mayer classic.
First question we had, how did the young Texas troubadour land on Mayer's “Gravity” for the project?
"We started playing this song when we first went out on the road to promote “Stronger Ties,” Mason told us. "The response we’d get from crowds when it came to this song, was unreal. So I knew this thing with Shake would been a perfect opportunity to record it, and get it out to the fans."
So, how did a John Mayer song wind up in the live set from a band in South Texas, playing mainly clubs and honky tonks? "We landed on the song because, and others that play in bands will understand, it’s rare to find an artist that EVERY member of the band absolutely loves and idolizes," said Mason. "John Mayer is that artist for our band. We’re so proud of this tune and I hope the people dig it."
Do your ears a solid today and check out more music from Mason. The John Mayer cover will be available to download and stream across all digital platforms on Friday, Oct. 11th.