His 2019 debut album “Bank on the Funeral” is packed with songs that hint at struggles with addiction, brushes with the law, religious questions and family tragedies. 1 singles on the alternative airplay chart (“Cringe” and “Hallucinogenics,” which just got a rework and feature from Lana Del Rey), making him the first solo male artist to achieve the feat in 15 years.
His name is on a short list of others who have done the same, including Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed and Morris. After digging even deeper into his past, Mason has returned to the booth to turn more of his battles into song.
Teaming up with another Beach native, Ross Fitzgerald, aka Roswell, the two are prepping to release a collection of songs under the name User. Their first single, Waterman, ” debuts Wednesday, and Mason’s lyrics rehash a night on tour where he caught himself slipping into old ways.
I had just signed my record deal and moved out to L.A. and I was just wilding out, partying,” Mason said in an interview over the phone from his home in Austin, Texas. It’s Mason at his most tender, a swirling three minutes punctuated with disappointment and a basic realization capable of igniting kindred emotions in listeners.
Sonically, the record is thin at its onset, using only acoustic guitars behind Mason’s beaten-down vocals. Employing ethereal synths and a simplistic drum beat, the song flourishes into the comforting hug Mason might’ve needed in that hotel room.
Virginia Beach natives Roswell, left, and Matt Mason have teamed up for a new project they're called User. It also features some of Virginia’s biggest names in the industry, but Mason and Roswell are holding onto those details for now.
The luxurious design and iconic silhouette of Carlene makes for a stylish statement of individuality. Taking subtle cues from Paris's emblematic rooftops, Emblem brings a sophisticated French elegance into writing.
Exception pairs a distinctive square shape with luxurious materials, making this exquisite instrument unique. Made with precious materials and with beautiful designs including Exception, Carlene, Expert & the fashionable Hemisphere collection, these fine writing pens represent a timeless display of taste and self-assurance.
Over 400 specialists work with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to transform precious materials and innovative designs into striking jewel-like writing instruments. Represented by a distinctive dark blue color, WATERMAN is a proud and sophisticated brand that gives those who use its pens a confidence to express their own style and a refined writing experience. Ensures the perfect balance of innovative design, high quality experience and unique style.
Handcrafted with an uncompromising focus on quality, WATERMAN makes writing more beautiful. The influence of gentle curves and the French je né sais quoi are evident as well.
Lewis Edson Waterman had lost a sales deal with a client due to a leaking fountain pen. He ended up inventing the “Three Fissure Feed’ system which helped prevent discharge of ink while the pen was used.
Waterman entered the Newell Brands group in 2001 which owns Parker pens as well. Despite the pen brands going more on sale on online stores, Waterman has still maintained a strong presence in the retail setups and prospective buyers can visit retail outlets to get a ‘first-hand feel’ of the pens themselves at various stores around the world.
In the 21st century, however, the sales have risen again as now they are considered an accessory, and they have found a niche in the ‘luxury’ market. As more and more manufacturers entered the market in the 20th century, Waterman stuck to its original value proposition, and it is this originality that has now seen a resurgence of interest as the new generation which even though is an avid user of digital communications has realized that indeed, the traditional and rather conservative but extremely elegant and sophisticated styling of the Waterman pens has got the underpinnings of a design work of timeless quality and excellence in manufacturing.
Laser engraving, on the other hand, gives an extremely elegant look as the imagery is etched into the surface of the body of the pen. The Waterman Collection includes Elegance, Exception, Carlene, Charleston, Perspective, Expert and the Hemisphere Series of pens.
It resembles a luxury boat in design and has been crafted with noble materials with attention to very fine detail. It displays an Art Deco style which seems to recall the cocktail chic found in the Roaring 1920s as well as the sign language used by the movie stars of silent films' era.
Reflective of one’s vision and flair, it enlivens the professional life of the user with its classic Waterman touch. The design is clean, and it inspires the user to be creative and imparts a delightful writing experience.
Waterman Black with Golden Trim, Fountain Pen stainless steel nib$$$4.32. Waterman Expert Precious, Roller ball Pen Skillfully made in France$$$3.93.
Waterman Care Ballpoint Pen Pouch Blue Obsession Gift Set Cross cross chiselling$$$4.14. Waterman Perspective Black with Golden Trim, Ballpoint Pen 3-year international warranty$$4.45.
Waterman Expert Matte Black, Roller ball Pen made in France$$4.48. Waterman Expert Black Lacquer with Golden Trim, Ballpoint Pen twist to open and close $$4.39.
Waterman Perspective Blue, Roller ball Pen Measures 14-inches length$$2.5 Possessing clean lines and made from modern materials, it has amazing angles which resemble a shining skyscraper. It boasts a sophisticated yet generous stainless-steel nib and displays a ‘W’ as a mark of unmatched creativity and high-quality.
Combination of rich gold trim and black lacquer, it contrasts strikingly with the innovative and visionary world of today. Amazing angles interacting with clean lines and constructed from the finest and most modern materials, the design element is very powerful and is a symbol of elegance, efficiency, and excellence, all embodied in a single product.
The beautiful barrel with the stainless-steel nib showcases the art of the creators with its pure and graphic lines that seem to be breaking outwards and pushing the boundaries. The Waterman Black with Golden Trim, Fountain Pen with Medium nib and Blue ink (S0830820) comes with a 3-year International warranty.
If found defective within the warranty period, Waterman would either repair the writing instrument or replace it altogether with a new one of the same type without any cost to the user. It has been manufactured with very fine materials which serve to expose the executive persona of the user and creates an aura of creativity around the person carrying it.
Boasting a sophisticated yet generous nib made from stainless steel, it displays a ‘W’ majestically as a solid mark of both immense creativity and quality. A Black lacquer cap made of satin and matte is coupled with the barrel which has been plated with palladium along with an engraved decor.
This pen brings forth a Parisian lifestyle and infuses this into the business day of the user. This Expert Roller ball pen gives a vent to the creativity and passion that hides behind an executive’s persona.
Modernity, as seen today, combines with elegance which is never time bound to produce a chemistry that is unmatched whether the pen is used by an individual or if it is used in the executive boardroom. The pen is normally warranted for 3 years whereupon as a result of the limited warranty, the company shall either repair it upon a defect or simply replace it.
However, in case the user is able to buy it from the manufacturer directly, the company would increase the warranty period to 5 years. Post-1883, Waterman has always endeavored to design extremely reliable as well as stylish writing pens.
With creativity honed over the years, Waterman pens have come to reflect the persona of the user including his character and temperament. The pen makes very good use of the fine materials as well as exquisite colors to perfect the styling and design.
The pen portrays the design of a luxury boat and has been crafted with a vision that is cutting-edge on all counts. Noble materials have been used to craft it and the designers and artists have kept its curves to resemble the sleek lines exhibited in the cruise liners or sometimes to the sails of a luxury yacht billowing in the wind.
The services and support provided by the Waterman Company match the quality of the pen itself. This pen has been designed keeping the shiny skyscrapers of metropolitan areas in mind.
The clean lines on the pen and the amazing angles' interplay with each other in the presence of sculpted faceted finishes. It exudes the same awe and beauty that the metropolitan skyscrapers do when they glisten in the sunlight and appear to be subliminal and fearless.
The Waterman Perspective Ballpoint lets the user fill a blank page with finesse and the control of an expert. Like the skyscrapers dotting the horizon, the Waterman Perspective pen aims to reach the sky.
The company warrants to repair the pen if found defective and in certain cases, would replace it with a new one. The silhouette is cigar-shaped and the combined use of many fine materials gives an air of an inspirational and creative executive style.
This Waterman roller ball pen combines the age-old liquid ink tradition with the comfort and convenience of modernity. The deep black lacquer elegantly merges into the golden sheen of the trim complements of this extraordinary pen.
It gives the user very precise writing capability and as such its sophisticated design is ideal for this purpose. As it is crafted by hand in the heart of France, this pen brings along a Parisian styled sophistication to the user and thus to his/her business day.
This Waterman Expert Roller ball pen enables the user to exude a very passionate and creative spirit underneath the business persona of the executive. The use of a wealth of noble materials in combination with a cigar-shaped silhouette which enhances its luxurious appeal, the rich design of the pen gets positively emphasized.
Its subtle chemistry between its elegance which is undoubtedly timeless and its modern touch suitable for today’s lifestyle ensure that this pen is as good for a solo individual as much as it is for an executive board member. The pen has been manufactured in France using the finest possible materials by craftsmen expert in the art of crafting beautiful pens that enhance the appeal of the user persona and bring out the hidden qualities of innovation and creativity in his/her spirit which lie beneath the external business personas that the person normally exudes.
The beautiful surfacing of creative and innovative elements of the persona become evident in the way the person carries the pen, uses it and in the way, he/she conducts the spontaneous or planned expressions in writings. The age-old and traditional liquid ink gets an infusion in spirit from modernity and the convenience of today’s lifestyle which emphasizes comfort and the two are immaculately blended in this fine pen.
The purest of the timeless tradition of the use of liquid ink which gives an aesthetic element to one’s handwriting, the pen succeeds in combining this heritage with the convenience and comfort of modern life which demands urgency and speed in expression and writing. It is ideal for those very special occasions when the user is graduating, celebrating an anniversary, or perhaps a promotion in his/her career, etc.
Waterman warrants the pen with a 3-year warranty which is extendable to 5 years in case the purchase is made directly from the manufacturer. The pen is manufactured in France with an expertise that has been polished and refined over years of fine work and searching for just the right materials to convey the right persona of the user at the most important moments.
The silhouette of this pen is shaped on the pattern of a cigar which gives it a unique and luxury look and feel. These elements are further emphasized through the use of a matte black which is very novel and unique and the trim which is palladium plated.
The pen is hand-crafted for highly precise writing and is sold in a gift box that epitomizes luxury and elegance at their best. For this transformation to take place, Waterman has made very good use of a wealth of the finest possible noble materials available in the world to enhance the richness in the design of the pen.
The Expert Collection and its Rollerball-technology enabled pens are a mysterious mix of the compulsions of modern urban living and lifestyle and the age-old and proven traditions that have developed and strengthened over the years giving humanity its experience and wisdom. While a solo businessman or woman would simply love to make use of the elegance of this wonderful blend, the boardroom executive would not be far behind in wanting to use this amazing mix to his/her advantage and create an aura around himself/herself that would reflect a blend of tradition and modernity in a single writing instrument.
The Ballpoint Technology from Waterman ensures a silk-like smoothness and precision like that of a scalpel when it comes to writing with this pen. The Waterman Ballpoint nib lets the user produce beautiful and flawless lines of writing, the appearance of which would be no less elegant than the fine words used by the writer to capture planned or spontaneous expressions.
The pen is characterized to be extremely impressive when it comes to user expectations in terms of precision in writing for those wonderful and memorable moments where every movement of the pen on the paper is reflective of the celebratory spirit of the user and when every moment is worth capturing for posterity. Crafted by the finest craftsmen in France and developed to excel in highly precise writing, the Ballpoint-technology enabled pen is presented in a premium luxury gift-box.
The Waterman Expert Ballpoint brings together the business executive’s world of fine and sophisticated tastes along with their traits and behavior under the compulsions of the business and general contemporary urban and metropolitan environment and the Parisian sophisticated and artistic styling that has developed over a long time. With a calculated blend of fine noble materials and its beautiful cigar-like silhouette, the Waterman Expert Ballpoint shines as a writing instrument with a smart blend of age-old tradition and timelessness on one hand and the contemporary requirements on the other.
IT does not matter whether the user is decorating the paper with the finest form of calligraphy or simply penning down a business agreement clauses, the immaculate performance, sophistication, and elegance would match or exceed the highest of the expectations. The pen produces strikingly clear and clean lines which allow the user to write precisely and smoothly.
This combination is effective in conveying a sense of timelessness in terms of the simplicity involved in the writing. Waterman has indulged in attempts to blend together d. design excellence à la tradition with creativity and innovation.
The slim clip and the broad ring enable a sleek design which is empowered by an engraved nib which exudes an expert touch in manufacturing. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, Waterman can increase the coverage to 5 years for pens directly purchased from the manufacturer.
The inspiration of this pen is from the metropolitan architecture and more specifically the glistening skyscrapers standing tall as seen on the horizon of modern cities. The Waterman Perspective Roller ball is a symbol of unmatched beauty and a presence that cannot be resisted like that of a skyscraper.
Its writings are reflective of the contemporary metropolitan and urban designs and include the sleekness of the pen’s barrel and the amazing and precise nature of the nib.