Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music Debuts New Single, ‘Standing In The Dark’

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Musician/author Mickey Leigh and his band mates in Mutated Music debuted their latest single this week.

The group debuted the new single, ‘Standing in the Dark‘ Thursday. The song is the latest single from the group’s forthcoming album, Variants of Vibe, which is scheduled for release Feb. 18. ‘Standing in the Dark is the eighth (yes, eighth) single from the 14-song record. Audiences can pre-order the album here.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Standing in the Dark’ is an instantly infectious composition. The upbeat tempo and harmonies immediately lend themselves to comparison to some of the best works from Tom Petty. At the same time, the song manages to maintain its own identity along the way.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing its debut. No lyrics are provided with the song on YouTube, either. What can be inferred from what can be deciphered without lyrics is that the song’s lyrical theme seems to focus on someone trying to find direction in life. That is just this critic’s interpretation.

More information on Mickey Leigh and Mutated Music’s new single is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://mickeyleigh.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MickeyLeigh

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Mickey Leigh Announces New Album Details, Debuts New Single

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Musician/author Mickey Leigh and his band mates in Mutated Music will release their new album this winter.

The band is scheduled to release its new album, Variants of Vibe Feb. 18 through Wicked Cool Records. In anticipation of the record’s release, the band debuted the record’s latest single Friday in the form of ‘No Fun.’ The song is the record’s seventh single. Audiences can check out all seven of the record’s singles and pre-save/pre-order the album now here.

Leigh talked about the group’s new single in a prepared statement.

“It’s not uncommon for songwriters to steal bits and pieces from either their musical contemporaries or past influences,” said Leigh. “Not that I’m a big fan of his, but I decided to steal a line written by an old Roman Emperor. “Veni, Vidi, Vici” = I came, I saw, I conquered,” said Julius Caesar. The Queens (NY) interpretation – or, at least, mine – is: I came, I saw, you’re no fun anymore. Whatever it might be: if you realized something was a danger to you and left it behind -before it kicked yours – fair to say you “conquered” it. In this song, it’s a healthy conquering. You came and saw it was time to conquer that demon. Don’t sue me, Caesar!”

In regards to the album, Leigh had the following to say:

“Like every organic entity, music is perpetually re-adapting itself in order to survive = mutating. As we know, things we create also variate as they mutate. Mutated Music is what we are. Our new album presents a Variant of Vibe. This may sound complicated, but, it’s only rock n roll. and we love it and don’t want to see it become extinct! Mutated Music = Rescuing Rock ‘n Roll, One Song At a Time.”

The musical arrangement featured in Leigh and company’s new single is a direct throw back to the rock and pop rock songs that formed the foundation of today’s rock industry. There are hints of The Who here as well as influences from Huey Lewis & The News. Yes, it seems like quite the contradiction of sounds, but it is there and it works well here.

More information on Mickey Leigh and Mutated Music’s new single and album is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://mickeyleigh.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MickeyLeigh

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Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music Debuts ‘Little Cristine’ Video

Musician/author Mickey Leigh and his band mates in Mutated Music debuted the video for their latest single over the weekend.

The group debuted the video for its new single ‘Little Cristine‘ Friday.  The video features the group performing its new single against a CG created backdrop of a subway alongside footage of the band in studio.  Additional video effects are incorporated, such as multiple clones of Leigh himself in some scenes.

 

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The song’s musical arrangement presents a sound that is easily comparable to works from the likes of The Ramones.  That should come as no surprise since Leigh’s brother is none other than Joey Ramone.  On another even more intriguing note, Leigh’s own vocal delivery conjures thoughts of fellow famed singer Huey Lewis, as do some of the song’s guitar riffs.  It sounds like an odd combination, but it works very well here.

“For all the blabbering about politics and messages, I haven’t lost sight of what attracted me to rock ‘n’ roll and why it was love at first sight — the fun,” he said. “I miss fun rock ‘n’ roll songs. So, I was inspired enough to write one about a guy and his girlfriend having fun. Can you imagine that? It’s called “Little Cristine,” and we did have fun. It’s Mutated Music. I’m working on rescuing rock n roll — one song at a time.”

The debut of ‘Little Cristine’ and its companion video comes less than a month after Leigh and company debuted the video for their then latest single ‘Two Kinds Of Law.

Leigh talked about the song’s topic in a recent interview.

The concept that there are “two kinds of law- one for the rich, and one for the poor,” is not exactly one that came about recently,” he said.  “I first heard those words many decades ago, in a book and film called “In Cold Blood”, and, though said in different words, in a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. I just, recently, felt compelled to write a song about it. Very compelled.”

“The importance of “equality” and “justice for all” has come to the forefront of our lives like never before and, it’s a message that needs to be repeated…repeatedly,” he added.  “There aren’t many ways to repeat a message repeatedly without boring people to tears, aside from immersing it in a catchy chorus and irresistible rhythm.”

Much as is the case in the group’s new single, the musical arrangement at the center of ‘Two Kinds of Law’ features its own throwback sound.  It takes listeners back to the rock and roll from the golden age of the genre, the 1970s.

More information on Mickey Leigh and Mutated Music’s new single is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://mickeyleigh.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MickeyLeigh

 

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