Not to be morbid or anything, but everything is kind of terrible right now. Like, just the worst.
All the more reason to be thankful for MUNYA and her new music. When everything is going straight to hell in a handbasket, her new Blue Pine EP arrives just in time to save us from the social-media-will-kill-us-all blues.
Blue Pine is the third in a thematic trilogy from the Québécois artist, following North Hatley (named for a village in Quebec) and Delmano (for Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg). Blue Pine was inspired by the imaginary Blue Pine Mountain from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks universe.
The Lynch influence looms large over MUNYA. “Honestly, a huge part of [the reason I make music] is because of him,” the singer born Josie Boivin told Billboard recently. “I read his book Catching the Big Fish and it talks about meditation and having ideas. He talks about his creative process and when you have ideas, trying not to judge yourself and let yourself be a creator. And I was like, ‘I gotta try it.'”
The title track to the Blue Pine EP captures that same hazy, atmospheric, and achingly melancholy vibe that permeates much of Lynch’s work. A gentle rain falls in the background as a delicate melody plays over a minimal drum machine beat. But it’s MUNYA’s sweet, emotive vocals that give the track its wings to carry listeners far, far away. Listen to it below.
Party people heading to Austin, TX, for SXSW 2019 can catch MUNYA live when she performs as part of FLOODfest alongside Broken Social Scene, White Denim, and more. RSVP to the event right here.