A Detroit-based electronic music artist has taken the sounds from the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E and turned it into a song.
Matthew Dear’s interest was piqued when sound designers from Dearborn’s Ford Motor Co. worked with the studio Ozone Sound to craft electronic oscillations that emanate in and outside of the Mustang Mach-E while the vehicle is in motion. The sounds were inspired by classic 1980s sci-fi cinema.
Dear is a founding member of Ghostly International, a world-renowned electronic music label. He used the synth-heavy sounds to create “New Breed,” an electronic arrangement.
“The idea of remixing the sounds from the Mustang Mach-E was immediately interesting because I’ve always considered myself to be a ‘sound tinkerer,’” Dear says. “But after I got to actually hear and experience the digital propulsion sounds that Ford created, I was sold on the project.
“The sounds are cooler than I thought they’d be — cinematic and sci-fi — and all the noises the car makes have a sense of modern musicality. Creating ‘New Breed’ was a new experience, and I think the song — like the car — takes its passengers on a voyage.”
Mustang inspired songs throughout the latter half of the 20th century. With “New Breed,” Mustang Mach-E ignites a new generation of Mustang in music.
Dear is a DJ, dance music producer, and experimental pop auteur.