A few days from now, on November 23, ERIK & THE WORLDLY SAVAGES will release their new EP, Break Free. As a preview to the EP, Erik & The Worldly Savages recently unveiled “Burn My Life,” one of the tracks on Break Free.
“Break Free” tells the story of the overwhelming urge to liberate oneself from the monotony of life in the West, social conditioning, 9-5 jobs, and mediocrity to discover the world.
An ex-pat since 2008, Erik left his home in Toronto, Canada at the age of 25 to explore the great big world out there, inspiring his life, work, and music. In 2008, he formed Erik & The Worldly Savages while in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2016, he established Support Adventure, a company that gives remote jobs to ex-pats and digital nomads, now with more than 160 staff members living in over 20 different countries, creating a business manifestation of the band’s message of trans culturalism.
Erik & The Worldly Savages, aka Erik Mut, mirrors Erik’s viewpoint of finding true subjective freedom, letting go of the past and all its entanglements, rearranging his thinking patterns and living life to the maximum.
“Burn My Life” echoes Erik’s approach.
Erik says, “I wrote this song recalling a time in 2008 when I was leaving my life in Canada and moving to Serbia to launch Worldly Savages, become a singer-songwriter and take music seriously. I knew that I had to leave my life in Canada behind to find inspiration and possibility in a new country. At the time, somebody said that the hardest part was to get to the airport, where you could see all of your past as a finished chapter. This brings possibility to the future.”
The intro to “Burn My Life” features an extravagant guitar capped by Erik’s gravelly voice, followed by segueing to punk-flavored leitmotifs riding a ferocious rumbling rhythm as Erik’s grating tones imbue the lyrics with intense emotion.
Highlighted by a soaring trumpet dripping with western classical flavors, Latin tinctures, and hints of surf rock, the tune takes on luscious aromas of austere, wistful moods.
The video opens with images and clips of Erik’s life in Toronto and then shifts to Erik in front of a fire, upon which photos of his former life are tossed onto the blazing fire.
Passionate and wonderfully wrought, “Burn My Life” is simultaneously potent and scorching, revealing the fervency of personal evolution