Premiere: Mutts “Dirt”

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Chicago trio, Mutts are preparing to release their new album, Stuck Together on October 25th. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere their dark new single, “Dirt.” Lead singer/songwriter, Mike Maimone explained “the lyrics came out all at once. I was walking through Douglas Park in Chicago, thinking about something painfully tragic that had happened recently. It was really weighing on me, and the more I fought, the harder it was to breathe. So I just gave in. Luckily it was freezing out so there wasn’t anyone in the park to witness me breaking down. Eventually I felt the weight lifting; it became easier to breathe by accepting that this pain would never be totally gone. When I got home the words all spilled out on paper.”

That spillage gave us haunting lines like “when you push up flowers, I’ll be the dirt.” Over the mellotron-laden instrumental and with Maimone’s gravelly baritone, the line sounds like Leonard Cohen singing gospel. So when Maimone says “‘Dirt’ might be the track I’m most excited about releasing on this album,” you have to ask why wouldn’t it be?