New Single Out: The Mask

Tess Posner Announces New Single, The Mask on May 3rd 2019

“Being yourself can feel dangerous.” Tess Posner’s “The Mask” confronts how societal norms try to dictate who we are allowed to be- especially as women or those from underestimated populations. The song’s lyrics contemplate a longing for authenticity, and the fears and realities that hold us back from living out loud as our full selves.

Tess collaborated on this piece with grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Sal Oliveri (whose produced artists including Pink, Chris Martin (of Coldplay) Carrie Underwood, Ryan Tedder (One Republic)) and she tracked vocals at the historic Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. Started in 1969, the studio produced many monumental recordings by groups such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, CSNY, Santana, CCR, and many others.

Tess’s sound has been compared to Massive Attack, Zero 7, Lana Del Rey and London Grammar and influenced by Tori Amos and Fiona Apple. Her prior work has been praised for her dynamic vocals and the honestly and rawness of her lyrics. Tess will be promoting this song at several upcoming shows including a benefit concert for a local nonprofit on June 4th, at El Rio in San Francisco.

In her day job, Tess is a social entrepreneur and activist whose work to increase diversity in the tech sector has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, CNBC, the Guardian, Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Lyrics: The Mask

7am that alarm bell blasts
I down spoonfuls of shame for breakfast
Grab my uniform, a programmable mask

Shake hands, fake smiles, meet eyes, 
Keep the world seemingly satisfied
I’m so comfortable in this disguise

Break me out, oh liberty 
from this self-created monotony
Break me out, oh liberty
Something electric calls to me
Something electric calls to me

Night creeps in, edges start wearing thin
But naked feels like a deadly sin 
This uniform’s my second skin

But staring from the mirror I see
A girl, her eyes dance playfully
Too terrified I turn around and flee

Break me out, oh liberty 
from this self-created monotony
Break me out, oh liberty
Something electric calls to me
Something electric calls to me

Do I dare to take the leap? 
To that place so wild, and free
where dreams dreams dreams grow on trees
where dreams dreams dreams grow on trees

Break me out, oh liberty 
from this self-created monotony
Break me out, oh liberty
Something electric calls to me
Something electric calls to me....