Despite producing the song long before the term “mask” had established itself into our everyday vocabulary, this new one from Craig Morgan could have easily been promoted as another brilliant coronavirus pandemic-inspired track. Still, “The Mask” finds sentimental value in its newfound depth as a dedication to frontline heroes.
Though, Morgan has not simply just played his cards right on this release. “The Father, My Son, And the Holy Ghost” singer continues to show his artistry through heartache melodies and lyrics. And, this new single does not venture off from that. Michael Rogers transcribed these lyrics along with Morgan which involves face-to-face interactions with God, a staple in a vast majority of his songs.
“Cause when I get home and it’s late at night / No one’s around and I turn off the light / I cry and scream and yell like a crazy man / I don’t have to pretend that I’m doing well, I can tell the world it can go to hell / It’s just me and God when I take off the mask”
On April 25, “The Mask” may have found its rightful place on the Grand Ole Opry stage where Morgan first introduced it as a Gratitune, which is a consumer-generated music platform that celebrates patients and healthcare workers of Vanderbilt University Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the mid-tempo ballad is exactly the kind of track that would become a fan-favorite on an album and climb to the top of the country charts all on its own.
“The Mask” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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