Memphis May Fire front man Matty Mullins took some time out recently to talk to Chris Duke from theshowlastnight.com and as the brooding artistic black and white sketches suggest, there is more to this guy than meets the eye.
In an Interview ranging fromMarriage & Divorce Rates in America, “Yippie” hounds, plans for 2015 and his opinion on A Skylit Drives recent split.
If we can draw one conclusion, its certainly that Mullins is currently one busy dude.
Does it ever weigh on your mind that there are kids out there who legitimately look to you for advice? There are life choices that they make, based on your lyrics or your stance on certain things.
Matty: Oh my gosh yes, or at least it used to in a bad way. I really think that was a contributing factor when I was starting to struggle with anxiety and depression. The thing about those conditions that sucks the worst is that you dont address the root cause, so you never see it coming. Whats worse is when you dont even KNOW what the root cause is, you can never fix the problem. So thats whats really scary. You start to have panic attacks and not know why. In the past I used to hold that weight and part of the biggest mistake I made was my ego would feed into the fact that I was like Well of course they look to me, because Ive got some really cool answers!
Beautiful. Now back to MMF. Things are going great for the band and it seems people are responding very well to your solo project. Do you think youve arrived at a place where you can start to bring your wife on tour with you and not have to deal with that distance?
Matty: Well she was actually just out on tour with us for 9 days! Britt does a chunk of every tour that we do. Sometimes its 2 weeks, some times its 4 days. We are home owners, and we are doggy parents. Those 2 things make it very hard to be on the road full time. Maverick, our Yorky, does not do well on tour. Super protective and can get yippy, he actually bit our bus driver one time. Those things are decisions we have made in our lives that we maybe sometimes think Man it would be so nice to just be totally free and not have to worry about this and that, but at the same time the way that God is orchestrated in our lives it keeps us so balanced. When I come home from tour I have a REAL home to come back to. A structured life where Im married and I have a puppy and were responsible, we pay bills and I like it that way because then this life, doesnt consume me.
A lot of bands they get home and they dont know how to live real life anymore. How am I gonna eat today if the rider doesnt show up? Its a The grass is always greener situation you know? Thank God for Facetime too!
Be sure to check out the whole interview at The Show Last Night
Keep Rockin’ Matty….