Erik & the Worldly Savages – Future Thunder Void
Indie Folk-Punk act Erik & the Worldly Savages have recently released a revolutionary new EP titled “Future Thunder Void” on March 7. After their successful tour of Thailand, the band continues to spread their music as they prepare for an extensive tour of Europe that is set to start in April. Kultur Shock, the Balkan Folk-Punk pioneers are set to accompany the band on their European tour.
Spearheaded by Erik Mut, Erik & the Worldly Savages had previously released the EP Break Free in 2022 which set the stage for the band to propel forward into the global music industry. With Future Thunder Void, the band continues to explore newer territories both in terms of songwriting and lyrical narratives. Being an expat since 2008, Erik Mut’s music often revolves around themes of complex yet relatable human experiences from the perspective of an outsider. The songwriter is on a mission to break societal stigmas and venture into a path of revolution, adventure, and passion.
Erik & the Worldly Savages is the manifestation of this philosophy that seeks freedom. Formed in Belgrade, Serbia, the band has already completed over 250 gigs across the European subcontinent while also featuring a plethora of guest artists in their shows. Led by “Thunder in our Hearts”, the EP also features standout tracks such as “Embrace the Void”, “Letter Back Home” and “Future.”
Taking a deeper dive into Future Thunder Void
The first tune of the six-track EP is the Latin-influenced “Thunder In Our Hearts,” which is followed by the drum-driven “Embrace The Void.” The song has a sense of resignation without remorse that gives us the ability to be energised by it. With a Tex-Mex flavour and a laid-back tone, “Always” is a slow-paced rock track that offers some respite to the listeners, and “Scarcity” helps build the vibe further with an impressive display of artistry from the horns section. The EP ends with “Future,” a song that sets the tone for what’s next to come from the band’s roster. Incorporating elements of folk music with more contemporary rock music structures, Erik & the Worldly Savages is indeed on the path to becoming a resilient force in the global indie music scene.
The production of the album is of the highest quality with every element including, drums, guitars, horns, strings, and vocal harmonies filling up the stereo field with resonant beauty. Erik takes moments of silence into consideration in his songwriting which is a notable quality and helps bring out the anticipation for the next section of his sonic orchestra. Speaking to the press, Erik Mut shared his thoughts about Future Thunder Void. He stated, “Written in Thailand and Mexico, Future Thunder Void describes the different sensations and feelings of a nomadic life in the modern world. It shows you how confusing, empowering and hopeful it can be.”
The band members’ diverse backgrounds and musical influences have helped create an outstanding piece of art. Erik & the Worldly Savages continues to push the boundaries of folk music with this release. In conclusion, the new EP by the Canadian singer-songwriter would fit nicely into adventure movies like Rush Hour and also be well-suited for off-beat animation movies which follow a lone wolf. Perhaps the backing track of a duel in Puss in Boots?
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