Inside Music Podcast #157: Memphis May Fire (Matty Mullins)

Memphis May Fire, Matty Mullins, Podcast

Memphis May Fire is evolving in a way that challenges longtime fans, and vocalist Matty Mullins is here to tell us all about it.

It seems like everyone in alternative music that rose to prominence around 2010 is trying hard to be someone other than the person they’ve been the last decade. From labels and publicists working behind the scenes to sign talent outside their comfort zone to established artists taking their sound in new directions, anyone who wants to continue working in music is scrambling to adapt to the changing nature of the industry.

Matty Mullins has seen and experienced a lot since entering the industry in 2007. The vocalist of Memphis May Fire, Mullins and his bandmates exploded onto the metalcore circuit with a series of strong early releases that quickly gained a devoted global following, which the band has since maintained through relentless touring and recording. Their most recent efforts find the group entering the world of active rock, and as Mullins will explain on our podcast, that decision comes with a lot of unexpected challenges.

On this episode of Inside Music, host James Shotwell calls Memphis May Fire frontman Matty Mullins for a conversation on growth in the entertainment business. Mullins and his band have been road warriors for over a decade now, and all the while they have carved a unique place for themselves in the world of music. The band’s latest release, Broken, finds the group entering the world of active rock with their hearts on their sleeve. It’s a move that did not come easily for the band, but as Mullins explains, it’s what they needed, and above all, it’s what they wanted.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.