Matt Pearce & The Mutiny aim to add extra frisson to Valentine’s Day by releasing a brand-new single ‘Got A Thing Going On’: a tasty funk-filled dish straight from ‘The Soul Food Store’ (their fantastic second album), accompanied by its exuberant performance video.
Listen to ‘Got A Thing Going On’ and you’ll hear the big, multi-layered sound that Matt Pearce & The Mutiny can create, with plenty of funk woven into the mix. You’ll feel sheer joie de vivre and fun too – very apt for a Valentine release!
“I can’t wait to share the first song from my new album, and to show everyone that we definitely have ‘Got A Thing Going On‘!” says Matt, “The song has been in the live set for a while and was the first one written for the album, so it makes total sense to get it out there now.
“What’s more, to put out such a ‘raunchy and horn-driven’ song on Valentine’s Day feels very appropriate! We’re happy if it helps anyone out there get their thing going on too…”
Drawing on Matt’s favourite musical influences, with a strong 70s vibe, ‘Got a Thing Going On’ catches you with its strong guitar hook, then lays out the full-blown funk, complete with strong sax.
It fits like a glove with Matt’s mission statement for his musical mutiny: “I wanted to combine the sounds that I love: rocking blues and funky, soulful grooves. I could call it a ‘Funky Soul-a-delic Blues Rock Jam Thing’, but you can just call it a seriously funky blues band, like the Black Crowes playing Prince songs, or vice versa.”
The video shows Matt Pearce & The Mutiny having a blast bringing this vibrant song to life, in subdued, warm surroundings, with a touch of Seventies décor in the candles, standard lamps and brown-striped backdrop.
“The video was huge fun to shoot,” grins Matt, “We did it on the Thames in the super-groovy Soup Studios (Lightship 95 Recording Studios), where I also recorded the album and did the photos for the sleeve.
“It’s such a chilled out-place: it literally became ‘The Soul Food Store‘ for me during the last couple of years, so it’s the perfect place to go have a boogie! Truly it’s the boat that rocks…”
The single’s 11-track parent album, ‘The Soul Food Store’ will be released on 1st April through Mutinear Records and brims with funky musical goodness: the kind of sound that Matt adores and set out to create when he first formed this project. Smokin’ hot songs delivered with passion and gusto, in a way that “sounds both vintage and modern at the same time!” (as Darren Redick of Planet Rock Radio described the Matt Pearce and The Mutiny sound).
Check out the single and video, out today 14th February, and watch out for ‘The Soul Food Store’ album, out on 1st April. Happy Valentine’s Day!
‘Got A Thing Going On‘ is now available to download or stream from all digital platforms: here