MUNA What I Want

MUNA's "What I Want" & the Pursuit of Queer Joy

The irony of the first few opening lines of MUNA's latest single "What I Want" is that they contain about...maybe 3% of what I want. "When I go out again / I'm gonna drink a lot / I'm gonna take a shot 'cause that's just what I want / And when I see my friend / Put something on her tongue / I'm…


MUNA's Cover of Britney's "Sometimes" Is Something Special

"...Baby, all I need is time." A good Britney cover is hard to come by. Perhaps it's the gatekeeping, overly protective stan still deep in my heart (REFERENCE) who won't hear anything except the original version, but Britney covers are usually too tongue-in-cheek, too try-hard, too overly…


MUNA Home By Now

"Home By Now": MUNA Makes Sad Queer Dance Floor Magic Again

"If we'd kept heading the samе direction, would we be homе by now?" When it comes to MUNA, there's just something that consistently cuts to the core and hits just right, every single time. The three-piece band is steadily forging ahead towards their third studio album, the self-titled MUNA (out…


Now Now Lonely Christmas

'Lonely Christmas': Now, Now's Sad, Synth-y, Single Anthem for the Holidays

Christmas music isn't my thing, aside from "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - which we are absolutely streaming until we get Mariah Carey her No. 1 this year, darlings - Britney's "My Only Wish (This Year)" obviously and, of course, Hilary Duff's masterful debut, Santa Clause Lane. (Speaking of,…


MUNA Number One Fan

'Number One Fan': MUNA Finds the Bliss in Stanning Yourself, For Once

So, here's the bad news: this life is not easy. Harder, still, is getting through the day without being entirely consumed by your own crippling insecurities and/or anxieties that still need to be ironed out in therapy, which you can't afford right now - let alone taking into consideration the…


The Top 20 Songs of 2017

Surprise: I'm breaking with tradition. As opposed to doing a complete Top 100 Singles list as I've done for the past almost-decade or so (today is the ten year anniversary of MuuMuse, by the way), I've decided to take a different approach. Not because there aren't more than enough good songs out…


"Crying On the Bathroom Floor": MUNA's Masochism Is a Dark Dance Floor Escape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUmk2Hr6sZw Today is an extraordinarily difficult day, but I don't need to tell you that. Music is, and will always be, an essential refuge, and today, out-and-proud 3-piece troupe MUNA (Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson and Josette Maskin) provided that brief but vital…