Fresh off a closing-night performance at Lollapalooza, MUNA will tour two dozen venues across North America, opening for Grouplove, beginning October 5 in Las Vegas. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.
When we speak, Muna are on a day off from Styles' tour, preparing for their own, Hallowe'en-themed, headline show at London's Heaven Nightclub.
Everything's very intriguing and interesting," adds Katie. He's not my leader even if he's my president.". "I was like, 'We're a gif now! I blush.
But the group take a more political stance than the artists who inspired them. But the band think they were chosen for a purpose. That’s incredibly affirming.”, That sentiment drives much of MUNA’s second album, Saves the World, out Sept. 6 on RCA. MUNA has since become one of the most politically outspoken and inclusive major-label alt-pop groups: In 2016 the trio performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Gavin’s home city, wearing homemade T-shirts that read “Fuck Trump.” And when it comes to MUNA’s lyrics, the band doesn’t use gendered pronouns. It's rich, unique, and contagious. “But we are a queer-identifying band whose language is really tied to the academy, and it has been since we started writing about ourselves.”. "It was actually more positive than the crazy hate," says Katie. "He's using us as a way of saying something without actually saying it, which is actually very smart," says Naomi. Muna on sad bops and pigeonholing: ‘We are talked about as a queer band.
Persuading an undecided voter, Iceland PM keeps cool as earthquake strikes. laughs Josette. “The world doesn’t work like that,” Gavin says, a hint of anger breaking through in her voice.
"There's a lack of entitlement that I've seen, at least, as opposed to crowds in other places. Video, Biden or Trump? Every member of American band No Girlfriends is a lesbian. But McPherson is quick to say that the band’s queer-positive, feminist identity is nothing revolutionary. We want to hear from you! "I'd never really thought about Harry Styles too much - but the week he asked us to go on tour, we'd been listening to Sign Of The Times and spoken about him a lot. Rushen gave Muna a hand as they self-produced their first album - adding a bell part to the shimmering break-up song Winterbreak, for instance. The band opens up about their biggest gigs yet, honoring LGBTQ legacy in pop.
She cites riot grrrl bands like Bikini Kill, as well as Le Tigre and Tegan and Sara. Performing on Jimmy Kimmel's US TV show this January, I Know A Place mutated again when Gavin added new lyrics addressing Donald Trump's travel ban.
"I had no idea how visceral this experience is for some of them," says Katie. But their outspokenness isn't performative. Persuading an undecided voter, Iceland PM keeps cool as earthquake strikes. "They're very open listeners," says Naomi.
band’s sillier side – namely, their air-guitar skills. Although it was written before the nightclub shootings in Orlando last year, it has taken on added resonance since. Video'I love you so much': Reunited after 215 days apart, Iceland PM keeps cool as earthquake strikes.
The trio, who identify themselves as a "queer band", were hand-picked by the singer after he fell in love with their debut album, About U, for its messages of inclusivity and acceptance (oh, and also the amazing, arms-aloft choruses). When the European leg of the tour ends next week, Muna will head back to LA to work on their second album. Pop trio MUNA writes healing queer anthems. What more could a queer icon do? Meanwhile, Gavin is anxious to let the songs take on new life. MUNA is a textbook example of queer music.
Video, Macron leads vigil for beheaded history teacher, 'I caught Covid at my uncle's funeral' Video, First baby male gorilla born at Boston zoo. Harry Styles, Women in Culture. "I throw my arms open wide in resistance. The same way RuPaul encourages his fans to love themselves, MUNA does so by loving one another.
Watch the official music video for Loudspeaker below.
"But then, thank God we had a song for it, do you know what I mean?". Coincidentally, their tutor at USC turned out to be Patrice Rushen - who had her own 80s hit with Forget-Me-Nots, and who inspired Prince to write I Wanna Be Your Lover. "Hey! The Women of MUNA Manifest the Queer Spaces We Need (Video) Their songs, style, and fearless queerness inspire listeners to claim center stage in their own authentic lives. "We want to make 'an album,'" says Josette. Rudy Giuliani Will Definitely Regret Filming ‘Borat’ Sequel Interview, Keith Richards Drops Video for ‘Hate It When You Leave’ Packed With Everyday Scenes, Paul McCartney Announces New Album, ‘McCartney III’, Meet Muna, the Queer L.A. "It was funny," says guitarist Josette Maskin. It's an anthem, through and through.Â, Together, Gavin, McPherson, and Josette Maskin work to support and advocate for marginalized groups. On the opening night in San Francisco, a fan threw a rainbow-coloured Pride flag onstage, which Styles has had wrapped around his microphone stand ever since.
From left: Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson and Josette Maskin of MUNA photographed on July 16, 2019 at Casita Del Campo in Los Angeles. From left: MUNA’s Naomi McPherson, Josette Maskin, and Katie Gavin.
They notice, they care, and will maybeâjust maybeârecognize you because you've tweeted at them from time to time. Coincidentally, their tutor at USC turned out to be Patrice Rushen - who had her own 80s hit with Forget-Me-Nots, and who inspired Prince to write I Wanna Be Your Lover. "They are children of God and have a right to a family," Pope Francis says in a new documentary. Hell, they wore DIY shirts that said "Fuck Trump" during one of their first-ever festival gigs. Six months prior to the latter’s release as lead single in December 2016, a shooter killed 49 people at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in the deadliest act of violence against the LGBTQ community in U.S. history.
He had discovered MUNA’s “Loudspeaker” on SoundCloud and in September 2015 called the band to make a deal. Â© 2020 BBC. VideoIceland PM keeps cool as earthquake strikes, Macron leads vigil for beheaded history teacher.
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. VideoIceland PM keeps cool as earthquake strikes, Biden or Trump? “We are a college band, in the sense that we jammed in our dorm room and played college parties,” Gavin says.
“That album was my favorite of the year.”. "There's this really strict separation between artist and fan," Maskin says.
"His vibe was in the oeuvre of our lives and then this happened. "I'd never really thought about Harry Styles too much - but the week he asked us to go on tour, we'd been listening to Sign Of The Times and spoken about him a lot.
“That whole record is made by women,” says Gavin, “which is sick.”.