Matty Mullins (born July 3, 1988) is an American rock musician. He is the lead vocalist of Nashville -based metalcore band Memphis May Fire.

Matty Mullins
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Matty Mullins in 2014
Background information
Born (1988-07-03) July 3, 1988 (age 31)
OriginSpokane, Washington
GenresPost-hardcore, metalcore, pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards
Years active2008–present
LabelsRise, BEC
Associated actsMemphis May Fire

Life and careerEdit

Matty Mullins was born on July 3, 1988 in Spokane, Washington. His father was a pastor.[1][2] He grew up in a Conservative Christian family and was only allowed to attend to the concerts of Christian rock bands.[3] Mullins graduated at Shadle Park High School. At the age of 18, he married Brittany Mullins.[4] He is living in Nashville, TN.[1]

Before joining Memphis May Fire through an open audition in 2008 Mullins played in several local music groups in Spokane.[5] He worked on the Between the Lies EP and the albums Sleepwalking, The Hollow, Challenger, Unconditional, This Light I Hold, and Broken.

He is featured as guest vocalist for several acts like Woe, Is Me, Hands Like Houses, Sleeping with Sirens, For Today, Spoken, Nowhere To Be Found and Yellowcard.[6][7][8][9] In 2013 it was announced that Mullins started a solo project.[10] His solo album was scheduled for release on September 23, 2014 via Rise Records.[11][12] It debuted at 66 on the Billboard 200 charts in the US the week of October 11, 2014.[13]

During one of Memphis May Fire's shows on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, Mullins commented on the way some of the girls in the crowd were dressed, calling them "slutty", drawing criticism from The Amity Affliction vocalist Joel Birch.[14] Mullins later apologized and stated that his intentions were good—attempting to remind the young women to respect themselves—but his words were poorly chosen.[15]

Musical influencesEdit

He stated being influenced by bands like Every Time I Die, Architects, Bring Me the Horizon and Asking Alexandria.[16]

Mullins is the main songwriter for Memphis May Fire. His lyrics often deal with personal experiences, both as a person and a musician, and his religious beliefs.

Mullins wrote "Prove Me Right" about the band's former label, Trustkill Records, and is a critique on the younger music industry.[17]

DiscographyEdit

Memphis May FireEdit

EPs

Studio albums

SoloEdit

Studio albums

CollaborationsEdit

Year Song Album Artist
2011 "The Architect" (feat. Matty Mullins) Descendents Fit for a King[19]
2012 "Thomas" (feat. Matty Mullins) I Am Nothing Convictions[20]
"Watchmaker" (feat. Matty Mullins) Ground Dweller Hands Like Houses[21]
"The Walking Dead" (feat. Matty Mullins) Genesi[s] Woe, Is Me[22]
2013 "Congratulations" (feat. Matty Mullins) Feel Sleeping With Sirens[23]
"Rokit Man" (feat. Matty Mullins) Morla and the Red Balloon Time Traveller[24]
2014 "Break the Cycle" (feat. Matty Mullins) Fight the Silence For Today[25]
"The World in Your Way" (feat. Matty Mullins) The World in Your Way Mireau[26]
"The Deepest Well" (feat. Matty Mullins) Lift a Sail Yellowcard[27]
2015 "Portraits" (feat. Matty Mullins) Permanence Storm the Sky[28]
"Pretty Lies" (feat. Matty Mullins) Pretty Lies VERIDIA[29]
"Drag Me Down (One Direction Cover)" (feat. Matty Mullins) Single Our Last Night[30]
"Breathe Again" (feat. Matty Mullins) Breathe Again Spoken[31]
2016 "Overcome/Overthrow" (feat. Matty Mullins) Single A Story Inspired[32]
"Winds" (feat. Matty Mullins) Tramps TRAMPS
2017 "Someday" (feat. Matty Mullins) Real Life Aaron Sprinkle[33]
2018 "Slip" (feat. Matty Mullins) Afraid to Dream Between Forever[34]
"Who Am I" (feat. Matty Mullins) Still Just Breathing Set for the Fall[35]
2019 "Traverse" (feat. Matty Mullins) Single Nowhere to be Found[36]
"Come to Life" (feat. Matty Mullins) Single Neon Feathers[37]
"Monster" (feat. Matty Mullins & TYNAN) Unleashed Kayzo[38]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Wesley Bauman: disarraymagazine.com: Exclusive Interview with Memphis May Fire
  2. ^ Mullins, Matty (September 9, 2015). "#120 Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire". Interviewed by Matt Carter, Toby Morrell and Joey Sveenson. The BadChristian Podcast. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Chris Epting: AOL Noisecreep: Memphis May Fire Frontman Says He Was Only Allowed to See Christian Rock Bands Growing Up
  4. ^ Emma: everythingrock.co.uk: Interview with Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire
  5. ^ Alison Kopki: The Aquarian: Interview with Matty Mullins from Memphis May Fire: Version 2.0
  6. ^ Allmusic: Musiker-Profil: Matty Mullins
  7. ^ Allmusic: Rescuer – With Time Comes the Comfort: Credits
  8. ^ Rock Sound: Sleeping with Sirens announce details of third album "Feel"
  9. ^ HM: Nowhere to Be Found drops new music video for ‘Traverse’ featuring Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire
  10. ^ cfmx: Reprise Press: Matty Mullins To Start Solo Project Archived July 3, 2013, at Archive.today
  11. ^ Jason Tate: AbsolutePunk: Matty Mullins to Release Solo Album in September
  12. ^ Matt Crane: Alternative Press: Matty Mullins announces solo album, releases first single
  13. ^ Charts
  14. ^ The PRP: The Amity Affliction Vocalist Calls Out Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins At ‘Vans Warped Tour’
  15. ^ Alternative Press: Matty Mullins on his Warped Tour 2013 remarks: "I chose the wrong words"
  16. ^ Carlos Ramirez: AOL Noisecreep: 5 Acts You Can't Miss at Warped Tour by Memphis May Fire's Matty Mullins
  17. ^ Ken: highwiredaze.com: Memphis May Fire: Confronting The Challenger
  18. ^ "Unstoppable by Matty Mullins on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6WE_rozEK8
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEa86ma-IL8
  21. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUqGyOW5xJI
  22. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnxLnwtQAJs
  23. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eHPC2QmR10
  24. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW7Hghq7zyk
  25. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1z91zfPJAw
  26. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDlUnWV-SPQ
  27. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWydN6_JAWs
  28. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvkQY7YZAiM
  29. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKEFlpYYnls
  30. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPDtvbJ4ZUY
  31. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vpADDFioXs
  32. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAN1Rwbgptw
  33. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m5PRJCD6W8
  34. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsi9jzlOOTM
  35. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwGUTYdiFQI
  36. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUNYGazOASE
  37. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5OAnzPWdgA
  38. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUAqTJ-HHSw