MUNA Gives West Hollywood What It Wanted At OUTLOUD Thoughts+Photos: MUNA at OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival WeHo 6/5/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… We’ve had our eyes, and ears, on MUNA since 2017. We were duly impressed with their debut full-length album About U, and equally impressed with their sophomore effort Saves The World, both released by RCA Records, who subsequently were dropped by RCA during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This caught me by surprise. Perhaps Saves The World wasn’t as commercially successful as RCA had wanted, but even I knew in my gut that dropping MUNA was probably a bad move. Having seen their fanbase in person at shows, and knowing how universal their music is, I know that I wouldn’t have just dropped them without giving them another bite at the apple. RCA’s loss, however, was Phoebe Bridgers’ gain, as her newly set up record label, Saddest Factory, signed the band and subsequently released (just this past June 24th, 2022) the band’s third studio album, the critically acclaimed, self-titled MUNA.
Their nine-song set at Outloud only featured a handful of singles from the new album (“Home By Now”, “Kind of Girl” “Anything But Me” and “Silk Chiffon”) as they opted to include some of their most popular tracks from the RCA albums (including “Number One Fan”, “I Know A Place” and “Taken”).
There are lots for Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin, and Naomi McPherson to look forward to. After performing as the opening act for the likes of King Princess and Kacey Musgraves, they are set to embark on their own headlining tour at the end of this month, and with dates already selling out, I can only see their star shining brighter as the year progresses …”
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