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

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Image credit: Charlotte Smith / Ford Motor Company

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.

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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, Reporter / Anchor

Tia Graham is a Reporter/Anchor for 101.9 WDET Detroit’s NPR station. Keeping busy, Tia loves to workout whenever she gets the chance.


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