Charlie Mason is an American lyricist born in New Orleans whose credits include releases by Miley Cyrus, Eric Saade, Abraham Mateo, BoA, Ross Lynch, Monrose, Sergey Lazarey, Sweet, California, Sanny Saucedo, Sarah Connor, Osvaldo Supino, Robin Beck, Cars & Calories, Queensberry and Boycode. A song that he co-wrote, Riske Like A Phoenix, sung by Austrria artist Conchita Wurst, also won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
Mason got his start as a lyricist working with German vocalist-musician Dirk Homuth on songs for an alt-pop group which Homuth named Almost Charlie so that, although his friend is "unable to play any instrument more complicated than a toaster," he could still be represented in some way. To date, the act has released three albums, Loving Counterclockwise (2006), The Plural of Yes (2009) and Tomorrow's Yesterday (2012).
Since then, Mason has written lyrics in nearly every genre, for artists including House of Lords, Gigi Radices, Oscar Zia, Adhely Tisdale, Andrey Tikhonov, Electrovamp, Jonathan fagerlund, Jane Balder, Davis Redfield and Miss Coco Peru. His personal projects have included albums by Kim David Smith and Amelia’s Fault. and singles by Natalie Archangel and former Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6 member Brenda Bennett.
This is the first time that Charlie Mason submited a song for the Malta Eurovision 2014 with Mans Ek for the young Maltese singer Daniel Testa Something in the Way which till now reach with the last 20 finalist songs.