There is nothing metaphorical when Erik Mut named his latest EP Break Free!
Mut has been an ex-pat since 2008 when he left his home in Toronto and initially based himself and his band in both London and Belgrade, Serbia. After an excruciating series of over 250 concerts across Europe, Mut decided to start Support Adventure, a company which gives remote jobs to ex-pats and digital nomads, now with more than 160 staff members living in over 20 different countries, creating a business manifestation of his band’s message of trans culturalism.
Through the six tracks on Break Free!, Mut explains the reasons behind his leaving home and living as an ex-pat elsewhere in the world while garnering it with the same musical diversity. You can find almost anything here from punk to Balkan folk, world music and heavy metal, basically, anything that tickled Mut’s musical fancy.
His vocals and lyrical concept have definite touching points with Brooklyn collective Gogol Bordello with the same enthusiasm and biting commentary, supported quite well by the musicians involved in the project.