Muna Drop a Queer Indie Pop Anthem
Los Angeles trio Muna released their single “Silk Chiffon” with a feature from indie queen Phoebe Bridgers. “Silk Chiffon” is a sparkly, dreamy bop celebrating queer love. With an energetic beat, catchy hooks, and bright guitar riffs sprinkled throughout, you’re not going to get this song out of your head. It’s the band’s first release on Saddest Factory Records, Bridgers’ label. It’s also their first release since their sophomore album Saves the World in 2019. The three-piece band consists of Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin, and Naomi McPherson. The trio first was hesitant to identify themselves as a “queer band,” but ultimately decided to claim the label and encourage young fans to embrace their identities.
A Film-Inspired Music Video
The song comes with a playful video directed by Ally Pankiw. The video is inspired by the 1999 film, But I’m a Cheerleader. The film is a satirical comedy, mocking conversion therapy. In the video, Phoebe Bridgers and comedian Caleb Hearon are running a conversion therapy home for boys and girls. But by the end of the video, Muna have broken out of the home and are jamming out on the stage of a gay bar.
Catch Muna Out on Tour
If you haven’t already been persuaded to check out Muna, you may like to know that they have some notable fans, including Kacey Musgraves and Harry Styles. They supported Harry Styles on his tour for his debut album in 2017. Muna is hitting the road again, joining Phoebe Bridgers on her Reunion Tour for 11 shows. They will also be spending the first two months of 2022 supporting Kacey Musgraves on her Star Crossed: Unveiled tour. Check out Muna’s website here to see their scheduled tour dates.