French-Canadian artist MUNYA – a.k.a producer, singer, songwriter and performer Josie Boivin – released her self-produced sophomore EP Delmano earlier this month. Recently she shared a new music video for the record’s lead single, “Hotel Delmano.” She explains, “The song ‘Hotel Delmano’ came to me in a dream. So when it was time to make the video, I wanted it to have the same feeling – an ambiguous collection of images, whose meaning is derived by the connection of the time and place. We shot this in my hometown, visiting the most ‘trivial’ and ‘unremarkable’ places that I’ve known my whole life but now feel like a dream.”
Quebec’s MUNYA had only written one song when she was asked to perform at Pop Montreal in September of 2017. Boivin, a classically trained pianist, opera singer, and jazz student, dreamed of making music full time, and playing at the festival made her realize that this was what she was meant to do. She quit her day job, moved in with her sister and turned their kitchen into a recording studio, where she wrote every day. These recordings would eventually become part of an EP trilogy – three projects comprised of three songs – each named for a significant place in Boivin’s life.
Named for Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg, this is the second release in Boivin’s three-part EP trilogy and stunning new effort at this up-and-coming artist. Stream and purchase the album here, here and here.