NEW MUSIC: Mutual Benefit

31 Jul 2018

Mutual Benefit has shared another two new tracks from his forthocming record

“These songs came about at the same time on a busted 5 string guitar when I shut off my phone and declared my bedroom a makeshift 'artist residency' for a week. I had just returned from a tour that did a lot of meandering around the Appalachian Mountain region right as the 'Make America Great Again' signs started popping up more and more,” says Lee.

“"Come to Pass" is a refutation of the idea that there was ever a golden age to return back to. Both personally and politically I’m afraid of this sort of constructed nostalgia that keeps us looking backwards instead of a having a powerful enough imagination to see the hard truths of the present but work towards a better future.

“With “Shedding Skin”, I kept thinking about a town where I saw hundreds of these translucent cicada bodies from where they had clung to a tree, hardened, and then burst out of their own shell. This ghostly sight made me pay more attention to how things naturally regenerate, how loss is part of the fuel of growth. It became a powerful reminder that things shouldn’t stay the same, including parts of ourselves.”

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