Singer/songwriter Austin Mulka of Michigan has released the single “6-MAM”prior to the publication of the album, “Reveries and Requiem.” Mulka is based within a two hour drive of our house so a trip to an album release party would be feasible.
We are thankful that He has joined us for an interview today to tell us part of his story.
Please welcome Austin Mulka to the blog!
Tell us about your latest project.
My latest project is an album titled “Reveries and Requiem.” It’s a deep dive into a realm of psychological grunge, designed to bring listeners on a journey through existential crises and back to a sense of resolution. Drawing heavily from 90s grunge influences, such as Nirvana, the album pushes the envelope of the genre, blending in philosophical and psychological perspectives to create a unique narrative and emotional experience.
Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?
My first concert as a fan was Beatles night at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and it was a transformative experience. As a performer, my first concert was at The Tokken Lounge.
What is the secret to writing good music?
The secret to writing good music, in my opinion, is authenticity and exploration. You need to tap into your authentic emotions and thoughts, but also be willing to explore different styles, structures, and messages. It’s about striking a balance between staying true to your sound and pushing the boundaries of your creativity.
Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it?
I do have a list of goals that I always keep in mind, but I don’t call it a bucketlist because a lot of them aren’t necessarily things I myself can just go do and check off.I’d like to be a guest on my favorite shows/podcasts, the biggest being Joe Rogan and Good Mythical Morning. I want to win poetry or music awards for my songs/albums. And I want to be recognized by the Emily Dickinson International Society for my Dickinson inspired album.
What was the last thing that you read?
The last thing I read was “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. It’s an enlightening read about the power of tiny changes, and how altering our habits, even in minute ways, can lead to remarkable results. It’s been incredibly beneficial in both my personal life and my creative process.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?
If I weren’t a musician, I’d likely be involved in some form of creative storytelling. Perhaps I’d be a writer or a filmmaker.
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Some bands that I would love to collaborate with are Snail mail, Beach Bunny, Peach Pit, and Bonny Doon.
What do you want people to know about your music?
I want people to know that my music is a journey. It’s about exploring the depths of our emotions and the complexities of our world. I hope that it can provide a sense of connection, solace, and insight for anyone who listens to it.