MUNA joins in the tradition of artists like Bleachers, Japanese Breakfast, and even Patti Smith with the releases of their Live at Electric Lady EP. The Greenwich Village recording studio, commissioned by Jimi Hendrix, has been one of the premier creative hubs for musicians for over fifty years.
The EP includes three tracks from the band’s recent self-titled album: “Anything but Me,” “Kind of Girl” and viral Phoebe Bridgers collaboration “Silk Chiffon.” MUNA also recorded a new version of “Taken” from 2019’s Save the World, as well as an melancholy rendition of Taylor Swift’s “august.”
The band’s rendition is contemplative and organic; they even take liberties with some of Swift’s original chord progressions. According to the band, the finished product is the result of the “supportive and open” environment and Electric Lady, one that inspired them to make spontaneous creative choices.
Though they’ve had the biggest year of their career yet, MUNA isn’t done. They’re finishing their almost-sold out US tour this month, which concludes with two hometown shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. They’re then off to the UK for another leg with support from Bimini. Most recently, they announced they will be headlining Sydney’s World Pride in March of 2023.
You can listen to the Live at Electric Lady EP here.