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Local singer-songwriter Cynthia G Mason will release a new EP called Cinematic Turn on June 16th with a record release show happening at World Cafe Live on May 27th. It’s her first solo effort in almost a decade, following up 2007’s Quitter’s Claim.

Mason has shared the EP’s first single “Telltale Song,” a track that shows a change in direction from the previously 90s singer-songwriter vibe. “Telltale Song” has an airy, lightly dramatic sound that is reminiscent of Mark Kozelek and Kathleen Edwards. It’s echoey and distant with subtle piano and guitar melodies sitting behind a pulsing, heartbeat-like anchor from drummer Chris Powell of Man Man.

Listen to “Telltale Song” below and pick up tickets for the release show here. Mason will also be part of a Philadelphia Music Co-op Showcase at Melodies Cafe in Ardmore on Saturday, March 28th. More information can be found here.