CD Review by Danielle Boise
Masha is the real deal, a tantalizing voice that is greater than her 23 years with depth and a power backing up each lyric in a smart, sexy, gritty way that will demand more than your attention. Masha holds nothing back and is ready to kick ass on her debut EP, Stupid, Stupid Dreams out on Oct. 22, which was co-produced by Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) and Claude Kelly (writer behind Bruno Mars’ hit “Grenade” and Britney Spears’ “Circus”) at Blackbird Studio in Nashville.
The five-track EP showcases Masha’s irresistible, vivacious voice and free spirit in an unexpected way as she declares to the world exactly who she is as she bounces between blues to rock, with a bit of everything in between. Stupid, Stupid Dreams starts off strong with “Ugly” but really heats up with the bold, brash “Touch Myself,” as her voice soars and sends shivers when she breathlessly sings “weren’t you the one who broke my heart? Yeah, yeah, yeah.”
The melody of “Ladies First” starts off with what feels like it could be a love song, but really is a sad, kind of beautiful letting go of a relationship “with one last shred of dignity,” by being the first one to walk out the door. “Do You” is really a screw you. The most powerful song on Stupid, Stupid Dreams is “Amen”; it will bring you to your knees.
Masha is a force of nature. This is a woman for a new generation to look up to. I look forward to hearing more from her in the future. Stupid, Stupid Dreams is definitely an EP that you want to listen to, especially if you are going through a breakup and really need to let go of all your worries – Masha articulates it pretty damn perfectly.