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MUNA are at the top of their game and only getting better. The band just made their first ever Coachella appearance where they played an electric set including the debut of their brand new song “One That Got Away.” Fans who caught their Coachella debut this past weekend immediately went wild for the new song. Following its worldwide premiere earlier today as “Hottest Record In The World” on BBC Radio 1, everyone can officially hear the song and watch the cinematic video directed by Ally Pankiw and Taylor James, starring Australian actor/singer Caitlin Stasey alongside Katie, Josette and Naomi.
Katie Gavin of MUNA had this to say about the new music: “This song is just rubbing your hot ass in the face of someone who messed up their chance of being with you. It’s a bit vengeful and mean, but also fun. Fuck it. Once I sent Naomi and Jo the demo they really took the cockiness in the lyric and vocal performance and carried it to the extreme with the production of the track. It became this super bombastic, Janet Jackson-era track. Ally Pankiw, who directed the music video with Taylor James, then came up with the idea of putting the music video in a criminal underworld, which we thought fit perfectly. Plus we wanted an excuse to dress Jo up like The Bear.”
Billboard called MUNA’s Coachella performance, where they live-debuted “One That Got Away” and were also joined on stage with boygenius to perform “Silk Chiffon,” “one of the best jam sessions of the day — and perhaps weekend.”
MUNA’s live show is so undeniably compelling that it landed the band on nine of Taylor Swift’s The Eras US tour dates, the first of which they played at the end of March. They spent the earlier part of March in Australia where they supported Lorde and co-headlined Sydney WorldPride. Also while in Australia and in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Celine Dion’s hit “My Heart Will Go On,” the band delivered a spellbinding and emotional cover of the song for Triple j’s Like a Version.
In between Coachella and Taylor Swift dates, MUNA are on their very own headline tour which is close to being a complete sell out. The tour includes Bonnaroo Music Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party and a performance with Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin later this month.
MUNA have also announced more dates internationally including UK and European dates with boygenius as well as some headlines and several festivals.