MUNA Performs at NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
American alt-pop band MUNA, consisting of Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson, appeared on NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert to perform “Loose Garment”, “Stayaway”, and “Silk Chiffon”.
“It's very cool to see that everyone who works for NPR is gay,” Katie Gavin said. “We love being queer, and we find a lot of joy in it. We think, like, if the world is gonna change in the way that it needs to, it's very important for our revolution to be based on joy, and what brings us joy, and chasing after that.”
“Loose Garment” and “Silk Chiffon” are included on their self-titled third studio album, which was released in June 2022.
“Loose Garment” was written and produced by Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson.
Naomi McPherson told Apple Music about the song, “'Loose Garment' started because I was looking at furniture and I made a beat and called it 'Teak Wood Nine.' I sent Katie a bunch of beats that had wood and furniture names. We all love Imogen Heap and her collaboration with Guy Sigsworth. The band Frou Frou, they're a touchstone for us, both her solo project and that band; it felt like maybe [the song] could live in that universe. We switched the beat up and gave it a pulsating feel that motivated the song. It's definitely a sad one. Cynthia Tolson killed it. She played strings on it and just went off.”
- “Stayaway” was released the third single from their 2019 sophomore album “Saves the World”.
It was written by Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson. Produced by John Hill and Muna.
American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson covered the song on her Kelly Clarkson Show Show back in February.
MUNA said of the song, “'Stayaway' is a song about trying to rid yourself of a negative pattern and realizing that it requires you to make a whole network of other changes, like pulling at a small weed to reveal a dense and mighty root system. If we try to just rip the pattern out on its own, maybe it will stay gone for a little while, but soon enough it will grow back because it's supported by all the other things we do and how we do them - by our way of life.”
This time, MUNA performed “Silk Chiffon” as country music style.
On the album, “Silk Chiffon” featured American singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.
The track was written by Muna, Ian Fitchuk, and Daniel Tashian. Produced by Muna.
Naomi McPherson said, “The song has been kicking about since the end of 2019. Katie wrote it, and at the time it was just the pre-chorus. The bridge lyrics were in the place of the chorus. It was synth-ier, but Jo and I had the instinct to make it feel like opening credits of a late-'90s, early-aughts rom-com. We had been kicking around the idea of having someone feature on the second verse, and Phoebe came to mind - this was prior to us signing to her label. She loved the song and was so stoked to hop on it, which made us feel so, so good.”
- source : NPR