On Saturday, I woke up to find the internet had gone crazy about a new song Muna premiered during their Coachella set. Before I found the chance to check it out somewhere online, I craved they’d further explore the electronic vibe featured on recent albums, the self-titled “Muna” and “Saves the World“. However, the degree of synth epicness was not easy to gauge from the live performance clip I discovered of “One That Got Away“. The first airplay, Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Claro Amfo, as Hottest Record In The World, on Monday. 100% confirmed the synth-pop style is scaled up to skyscraper heights.
“This song is just rubbing your hot ass in the face of someone who messed up their chance of being with you,” Katie Gavin explained in a press statement. “It’s a bit vengeful and mean, but also fun. Fuck it.” She added: “Once I sent Naomi and Jo the demo they really took the cockiness in the lyric and vocal performance and carried it to the extreme with the production of the track. It became this super bombastic, Janet Jackson-era track.”
Not only are Muna the proud owners of the most synth-pop euphoric track of the week. When teaming up again with directors Ally Pankiw + Taylor James for the music video, the band also shared the hottest visuals of the week.
Blurring the line between a music video and a short film. From inside a chic Italian restaurant. Katie, Naomi, and Josette are cast as hustlers and swindlers, in a clip inspired by the criminal underworld.
Of the video, Katie shared, “Ally Pankiw, who directed the music video with Taylor James, came up with the idea of putting the music video in a criminal underworld, which we thought fit perfectly. Plus we wanted an excuse to dress Jo up like The Bear.”
Having conquered many territories, Muna returns to Europe and the UK on tour and festival dates this summer. And will surely be an unstoppable force to be reckoned with!
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