Do you ever wonder what your favorite rock stars listen to when they’re not on the job? For Matty Mullins, the world touring front man of Memphis May Fire, his local Christian radio station is the soundtrack of his days off the road. And as BEC Recordings’ newest signee, Mullins is making his way in the world of the music he loves the most.
Not that he isn’t already an incredibly busy guy, with a demanding tour schedule and role as primary songwriter for MMF. Still, Mullins keeps chasing what he loves, and he released a self-titled solo album in 2014 that caught the attention of both his mainstream rock fans and the contemporary Christian music world.
Which brings us to his BEC debut Unstoppable (buy), a love letter to the music that’s shaped his life. It’s been a wild journey for sure, but with deep joy and an excited attitude, it’s a journey worth taking.
CCM: A lot of our readers are probably discovering you for the first time, so what’s one thing you want everyone to know about you?
Matty Mullins: I guess if I had to choose one thing, it would be that I’m so grateful to be part of Christian music. I play in a heavy metal band in the secular world, and it’s been an incredible experience… God definitely uses me to be a light in a lot of dark places. But having the opportunity to write and record Christian music really fills my spirit.
CCM: Do you think of your CCM albums as a fun side project or a big part of what you do as an artist?
MM: The band is very full-time. We’re doing better than we’ve ever done before, and we spend 250-plus days on the road, so this was just going to be a side project for fun. But God continually opened doors, saying “Listen, I want you to be equally as involved in this project as you are with Memphis May Fire.” So, I’ve just been in this season like, okay God, if you lead, I’ll follow. If you want me to pursue both projects at the same time with equal passion, I’ll do it.
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