Mason Zgoda, born in Lexington, Kentucky and raised in Harrisburg NC, began writing and playing music at age eleven. Her parents bought her a guitar for Christmas, and she began taking lessons. "A few months after beginning lessons", Mason says "I was listening to the 'Fearless' record by Taylor Swift, and I thought 'I wish I could write songs that expressed my feelings as much as this album does.' And then I thought, 'Hold up!! I play guitar! Let's do this!' and I took the only four chords I knew, and wrote the chorus to Superman." 'Superman' appears as the second song on her Black & White album. "For me, music has always been about communicating and expressing. I'm not so good at talking about how I feel, but I feel. so. much. Somehow, with music, I could put it into words."