Listen to Matthew Dear’s Song Sampling the Ford Mustang Mach-E

The sounds of Ford Motor Co.’s new all-electric Mustang has been turned into, fittingly, an electronic music song by local musician Matthew Dear.

The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E has a unique back story. Engineers had their work cut out to create a vehicle that sounded as good as it looked — honoring the legacy of gas-powered Mustangs that came before it. 

The Mustang Mach-E sounds like a sci-fi fantasy.

“What does electric power mean to people?” asks Brian Schabel, a noise, vibration and harness engineer for Ford Motor Company. “We want to make sure we are paying tribute to the Mustang and what it was.”

And it inspired Detroit-based electronic music artist Matthew Dear, seen above with the Mach-E to transform its sound into song. Dear’s “New Breed” is now streaming online.

Schabel spoke with WDET’s Tia Graham about the latest edition to the Mustang family and how it inspired a song.

Dear “mixed up all the components of the vehicle and really made a remix that brought a smile to my face,” Schabel says. 

Click on the player above to hear Ford’ Brian Schabel on how the sounds of the Mustang Mach-E became an electronic music song.

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  • Tia Graham

    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.