Morning Fatty is a quickly emerging funk/rock/reggae quartet out of Gainesville, FL. Under the wing of Roger Lima (Less than Jake) they have released 2 full-length albums and a single. The band has played with acts such as 311, Dispatch, The Wailers and many more. Members include Andrew White (West Palm Beach) John Pop (Orlando) Miller Joyner (Quincy) and most recently Tim Mulberry (Gainesville). Tim has an extensive musical background having done world tours with The Black Eyed Peas and The Wailers.
Check out their new single, “Oblivion” and the reason behind the song along with many other great music below.
Why did you select this song as your single?
We have a lot of genres we bounce around including funk, rock, reggae, electro, ska, punk and some jam band stuff. Oblivion best exemplifies our funk/rock side. The song really drives. It delivers some dual guitar shredding and has an old school incubus sort of feel.
How does this single relate the rest of the album?
This song is the least reggae one on the album. If you heard it alone you wouldn’t think it matched with the rest of the album. But that’s our style, all styles!
What was the writing process for the song?
This song, as with any Fatty song, begins with a member writing some lyrics and a backbone for the song. They bring it to practice, call out anything they want to hear in particular, then everyone else just kind of fills in what they’re feeling.
What does the lyrics mean to you?
Oblivion is about how random the world is. Are there gods that govern us? Or is it a crazy mixed up random ball of existence extending far beyond what we’re capable of comprehending….far out man!
What would it be like to see you in person performing?
This song is super high energy, the whole band, save the drummer, is usually jumping up and down on the downbeats. It gets everyone fired up.
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
Usually no, but for this song a big time yes. Everyone says it sounds like early Science album Incubus.
Is there a video planned?
No plans for a video. This one will have to be enjoyed by your ears only. Maybe a live video for it?
What’s your motivation?
Our motivation is to make our selves happy by playing music that feels good. If we can make other people happy along the way, BRILLIANT! It’s a Win win. You only get one life, might as well get everything you could possibly want out of it while also giving back. Music is our way to do that.