Interview: Mutha-Falcon on ‘Ego Death’

Mutha-Falcon are blasting onto the scene as a fearless, frank Afropunk band in the heart of Denton, Texas. In light of their recent release, “Ego-Death” we caught up with them about the track and their burgeoning career.

What is the main idea behind the song, and what inspired it? 
‘Ego Death’ is a social commentary on the small-town superiority complex that plagues our small hometown of Denton, TX which is ultimately a college town that never learned how to grow up.
Do you have anything else exciting to announce like a tour, a new record, etc? 
‘Ego Death’ is the first single from Mutha-Falcon’s upcoming album The Book of Falcon: New Testament which will be released in the fall, as well as a fall west coast tour following the album release.
What was the writing and recording process like for the song?
The writing process lasted about two weeks, but the recording process lasted a little over three months from start to finish, and our singer, Diya, sat in on the entire process from start to finish at Studio Waveflo, including every mixing session.
This was our first time ever working with a producer (Jo Higginbotham) who truly understood what direction we’re taking with our sound, and I think it really shines within the track. The track was mastered by a friend of the falcons, DFW-based audio engineer Sarah Serfling, who really knows her stuff as well, and we’re very proud of how the track turned out.
Where would you like to see the band in a few years? 
Hopefully very far away from Texas, living in California, signed to a major label, and touring regularly. Because why not? We want to spread our message to as much of the world as possible.
In this current social climate, why do you think it is important to see POC, women, queer folks, and other marginalized people playing punk? 
I think that it’s very important for marginalized people to have representation in the punk scene because at the end of the day, our very existence is punk. We’re outcasts in many parts of society, yet here we are, living our best lives and being unapologetically ourselves, even though we’re frequently being judged. That itself is punk as hell.
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