MUNA Builds Forthcoming Self-Titled Album with “Home By Now”

With their forthcoming, self-titled album in the works, MUNA rendered anticipation with an indie-electro-pop record that makes you feel like you’re driving through a sleeping city. Joining hands with “Kind of Girl” and “Anything But Me,” “Home By Now” takes us back to their original roots. “It’s a dance song with brutal lyrics and an emo bridge,” said lead singer Katie Gavin during a conversation with NME, comparable to their work back in 2017. And at times like this, nostalgia for the past is what keeps us truckin’.

After a brief hiatus, the Oakland based trio reconciled their 10 years of friendship to create a record sweet to the taste and bitter to the touch. Contrary to most break-up songs, “Home By Now” speaks for the person cutting the ties– tackling topics of regret, uncertainty, and doubt. “Where every reason/Feels a lot like an excuse,” is hummed through a racing heart beat. Speaking for the ones built on sand. In a club-worthy-tune, MUNA normalizes the regret that comes with rearing the end of a useless partnership.

Starting off strong with a surround sound of synth, this song pushes you through the cosmos and into a world of serenity. If you’ve ever wondered what it sounds like to float down a dimly lit highway , Maskin and McPherson hit the nail on the head. The two create an other-worldly chime that makes your brain tingle with every chord– delightfully addicting. As the introduction comes to a jarring halt the lead singer takes the spotlight. With a voice that makes listening easy, Gavin has the leverage to turn her powerful and perplexed feelings into poetry, and she does it so effortlessly.

Their narrative continues to unfold and fills the air with remarkable cognizance. “Would we have turned a corner if I had waited?/Do I need to lower my expectations?” is simply complex. While carrying the bulky baggage that is second thoughts, Gavin clarified the message during an interview with NME. “While a lot of this album does seem to be about trusting my instincts, this song acknowledges the pain of not knowing if I left a relationship that I was meant to be in.” After bellowing from both sides, MUNA comes to shatter our rose colored glasses, turning them to dust.

Album Art/Isaac Schneider

MUNA’s ability to drive two opposing forces to create a symphony that both lifts you out of your seat and draws from the depths is nothing short of brilliant. With suspense in their favor, MUNA’s upcoming tour makes longing for their upcoming album all the more enjoyable. If you wanna add some visual pleasure to your listening this summer, check out where they’re headed below.

Tour Dates
June 5 – West Hollywood, CA – OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival at WeHo Pride
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell (supporting Phoebe Bridgers)
June 15 Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell (supporting Phoebe Bridgers)
June 16 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium (supporting Phoebe Bridgers)
July 29 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
July 30 – Cleveland, OH – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
August 2 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
August 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
August 5- Louisville, KY – Headliners
August 6 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
August 7 – St Charles, IA – Hinterland Music Festival
August 8 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
August 11 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
August 12 – Seattle, WA – Day In Day Out Festival
August 13 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
August 15 – San Diego, CA – Observatory Northpark (SOLD OUT)
 September 18 – Boston, MA – Royale (2nd SHOW ADDED – SOLD OUT)
 September 19 – Boston, MA – Royale (SOLD OUT)
September 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)
September 23 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
September 24 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven
September 26 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club (2nd SHOW ADDED – SOLD OUT)
September 27 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater (SOLD OUT)
September 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore (UPSIZED FROM THE FOUNDRY DUE TO DEMAND)
September 30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (SOLD OUT)
October 1 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (2nd SHOW ADDED – SOLD OUT)
October 2 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (3rd SHOW ADDED – SOLD OUT)
October 4 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theater
October 6 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
October 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
October 11 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
October 16 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
October 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
October 19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
October 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
October 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (2nd SHOW ADDED)
 October 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
October 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (2nd SHOW ADDED)

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