The bold young women of MUNA (lead vocalist Katie Gavin with guitarists Naomi McPherson and Josette Maskin) continue to be embraced by indie-pop fans for their charisma, individualism, and strong socio-political activism. After what surely must have been a whirlwind first headlining tour and debut album drop earlier this year (About U was released on RCA in February), the trio released a new single and video, “In My Way,” on Sept. 15.
A fun, groovy blend of indie-rock guitar and synthy, electro-pop instrumentation carries the track effortlessly. Lyrically, the song is a modern take on relationships and the now sometimes taboo nature of admitting you are actually “catching feelings” for someone. Despite societal pressure to remain detached, “In My Way” sets an example by opting for the honest and somewhat scary approach of expressing one’s true emotions with lyrics like “I’m not afraid to say / I love you in my way… / I’m your girl / Even when I’m not your girl.”
Following the success of About U’s anthemic hits and cinematic music videos, the “In My Way” video comes as a simple, genuine token of appreciation from the band to their fans. Recorded, directed, and edited single-handedly by the girls with an old camcorder, the video reveals playful, mundane, yet intimate moments with each of them throughout day to day life. In a true celebration of best-friendship, fans can’t help but smile ear to ear as they witness an inside look at their heroes, who are only human, and the joyous bond of sisterhood that ties them together.
MUNA opened last night (9/20) for a sold-out Harry Styles show at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, and will continue as tour support this fall.