Critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio, MUNA, releases new track, Stayaway, along with the music video via RCA Records. Watch here. Stayaway is the latest offering from their sophomore album, Saves The World, due out September 6th. The new track joins Number One Fanand Who as instant grat tracks for fans who pre-order the album. Number One Fan, the first single off Saves The World was met by mass critical acclaim with PAPER calling it “irresistible” and Vulture declaring that 2019 is about to be theirs. Billboard also called their music “fist-pumping and arena-ready.”
Says MUNA, “Stayaway is a song about trying to rid yourself of a negative pattern and realizing that it requires you to make a whole network of other changes, like pulling at a small weed to reveal a dense and mighty root system. If we try to just rip the pattern out on its own, maybe it will stay gone for a little while, but soon enough it will grow back because it’s supported by all the other things we do and how we do them – by our way of life. Staying away for good requires a careful dismantling and reconstruction of the whole root system, down to the way we think. For us, today, this song is a reminder of how hard it once was. We listen to it and feel free, proud, and grateful.”
Later this year, the band will be hitting the road on their North American headlining tour, MUNA Saves The World. MUNA will be stopping in Toronto on October 15th, all details can be found below. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE.
MUNA released their debut album, About U, in 2017 and since then the album has received mass critical acclaim from the likes of The Los Angeles Times, W Magazine, V Magazine, The FADER, SPIN, and many more. It also made a number of Year End Best Of lists including NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2017, which stated, “the band created a musical safe space and an anthem for otherness, letting its joy speak as loudly as its defiance,” Billboard’s 50 Best Albums of 2017: Critics Pick, which called the album “spellbinding,” and The Noisey Staff’s Favorite Tracks of the Year, which praised, “the Los Angeles trio has built a sanctuary in which it’s possible for marginalized people to let go”. The trio, made up of Katie Gavin (lead vocals/production), Naomi McPherson (production/guitar/synths/vocals), and Josette Maskin (lead guitar/vocals), have performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. They have headlined their own sold out tour and have previously toured with Miike Snow, Grouplove and most recently Harry Styles to name a few.