The Mavericks' Raul Malo Talks Releasing New Album 'Brand New Day' On Their Own Label
publish date: 2017-03-16
Typically, when an act leaves a label, there are usually some rough waves in the water that cause such a shift. However, if you are expecting any such notions from The Mavericks concerning issuing their new album Brand New Day on their own Mono Mundo label -- rather than B.g.Machine/Valory, the home of their past three releases -- lead singer Raul Malo advises you to think again.
“B.g.Machine was nothing but great to us,” he tells . “I think there comes a time where certain realities set in, and as an artist, you look at the big picture of the landscape, and see what’s best for you. Those guys at B.g.Machine worked hard to put The Mavericks back on the map. But, I think creatively for us -- not that Scott Borchetta ever said ‘You have to record this or that.’ He wanted us to be ourselves. There was never an issue of them not letting us record this or that, it just had to do with the realities of the business that we are in. The business that we are in is a little different than the business that B.g.Machine is in. That’s just the reality of it. We had to make that switch for ourselves, not because of them. It wasn’t anything they did. A lot of those guys are our friends, and I still seek their counsel.”