Saves The World
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The trio, made up of Katie Gavin (lead vocals/production), Naomi McPherson (production/guitar/synths/vocals), and Josette Maskin (lead guitar/vocals). For Naomi McPherson, Muna's guitarist and producer, it was a "song for kids to have their first gay kiss to.
Having switched camps from a major label to Phoebe Bridgers' Saddest Factory and with a new self-titled LP in tow, MUNA are releasing their most confident outpouring to date. The synth on "What I Want" scintillates like a Robyn dance-floor anthem; "Anything But Me," galloping in 12/8, gives off Shania Twain in eighties neon; "Kind of Girl," with it's soaring, plaintive The Chicks chorus, begs to be sung at max volume with your best friends.What other band could have stamped the forsaken year of 2021 with spangles and pom-poms - made you sing (and maybe even believe) that "Life's so fun, life's so fun," during what may well have been the most uneasy stretch of your life? They'd made their first album themselves, with free plugins, in a home studio; they'd made the second one in proper sessions with co-producers, thinking they ought to professionalize. If About U was the tender love child of the Cocteau Twins and Depeche Mode; Saves the World is an unpredictable teenager getting into '90s rom-com soundtracks and self-help podcasts. What other band could have stamped the forsaken year of 2021 with spangles and pom-poms, could have made you sing (and maybe even believe) that “Life’s so fun, life’s so fun,” during what may well have been the most uneasy stretch of your life?
That people are going to feel a kind of catharsis, even if it's a catharsis that I might never have known myself, because I'm f***ed up. It’s no longer about the pain and suffering others have inflicted, but about overcoming the negativity within. Here, more than ever, Muna musters their unique powers to break through the existential muck and transport you, suddenly, into a room where everything is possible — a place where the disco ball’s never stopped throwing sparkles on the walls, where you can sweat and cry and lie down on the floor and make out with whoever, where vulnerability in the presence of those who love you can make you feel momentarily bulletproof, and self- consciousness only sharpens the swell of joy.We are three of the most depressed people you could ever come into contact with, depending on the day," McPherson said, with a smile.