Despite her youth, Masha is already a well-seasoned musician. A demo Masha recorded with her father caught the attention of the elite songwriter, Claude Kelly, who has spent most of the past decade working with the biggest names in pop music. He has since signed Masha to his label, Carousel Records. Masha's debut EP, Stupid, Stupid Dreams was released in October, 2013.
We filmed Masha performing her track "Ugly" at the exclusive Room 17 Studio in Bushwick, where she often works. She introduces this episode of the BKLYN AIR series by describing her passion for singing. The acoustic performance is supported by Brooklyn-based producer, ATR777, on guitar. Masha's powerful vocals and introspective songwriting are both highlighted in this performance, which director, aaronisnotcool, manages to capture in a single take.
The studio version of "Ugly" can be streamed below via SoundCloud. Also check out behind-the-scenes photos from the the day of the shoot. Masha's YouTube channel has eclipsed three million plays to date. Stupid, Stupid Dreams is available on iTunes now.