SINGLE REVIEW: Mason Watts – Sanctuary

Mason Watts is the new breakout star that you will want to get acquainted with immediately. The Queensland singer-songwriter impressed listeners last year with his emotional debut single ‘Recovery’, which has gained over 410,000 combined streams and set the foundations for a very promising career. 

His highly anticipated follow up single ‘Sanctuary’ hears him continuing a sonic that draws comparisons to the likes of Dean Lewis, Shawn Mendes, Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran.

The emotionally charged song is built on things he wished he said to people in his life. Whether that’s romantic and he’s let them walk out of his life without fighting, or whether it’s family and friends when they are going through a hard time and need a shoulder to cry on. 

“Don’t let me go tonight, hold me close. If you need some piece of mind, I can be your home” he sings during the chorus before reiterating in the second verse how he would be there for them. “I’ll never let you be alone in the dark. When you’re craving warm, I can be the spark. When all you need is fire but the rain won’t stop, I can give you shelter”. 

Enhancing the emotional storyline, he keeps the production in a cinematic soundscape. Opening with the simple falling keys of a piano, his prominent vocals take centre stage. Intertwining with an acoustic guitar, the song’s atmosphere builds anthemically and he gives you a moment that is made to be on commercial radio. 

Mason Watts is a success story in the making and ‘Sanctuary’ proves that with an emotional delivery that will have you feeling everything. 


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