Known ForArtist/Band, Sound, Writing
Place of BirthBelgrade
Erik & The Worldly Savages
Enamoured by the Balkans, Canadian singer-songwriter Erik Mut left his home town of Toronto in 2008 to live in Belgrade, Serbia. Inspired by the culture and sounds of Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, he started Worldly Savages in Belgrade, ultimately making a touring band which made crowds dance and scream all over Europe with their contagious folk-punk energy playing over 250 shows across the continent. Worldly Savages is lively, entertaining music with a message: Go beyond your culture and explore the world. Break Free from your society.
As a long-term expat needing a way to pay for his life in Belgrade, Erik also started his company Support Adventure in 2016, helping expats live abroad and work online in the tech industry while living in places which inspire them, a business that mushrooms on the same message the band does (in a business which now employs over 180 people): go beyond your culture.
Representing the growing population of digital nomads who have ditched the West for the destinations they like best, Erik sings a message which radiates the glory of internationalism and following your passion for travel and trans-cultural experiences. The songs go deep into the essence of being a global citizen, providing a nuanced perspective, including songs about the dark side; reflecting on topics like loneliness, alienation and cultural displacement. The contradictory senses of isolation and curiosity which make one become an expat and depart on a global journey in the first place are fully expressed here. This intense journeyman singer-songwriter music is as likely to make you get up and dance as it is to make you ponder the glorious possibilities of life beyond borders.