MUNYA has release her new self-produced EP Blue Pine, starting today the EP can be streamed in its entirety. The third installment in MUNYA’s EP trilogy, Blue Pine is available alongside MUNYA, a self-titled full-length release comprised of all three EPs and Boivin’s first-ever physical release. Featuring 2018’s North Hatley and Delmano. MUNYA follows a series of themes. All three EPs feature Boivin’s stunning hand-drawn artwork, songs in both French and English, and are named for a significant place in MUNYA’s life – North Hatley for a village in Boivin’s native Quebec, Delmano for Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg, and Blue Pine for Twin Peaks’ imaginary Blue Pine Mountains.
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 subsequently quit her day job, moved in with her sister and turned their kitchen into a recording studio, where she wrote every day.
Blue Pine, MUNYA’s brightest and most blissful collection of songs to date, follows 2018’s EPs North Hatley (a village in Quebec) and Delmano (named for the Hotel Delmano in Brooklyn) released in October 2018. MUNYA’s songs throughout all three releases are upbeat but ethereal, built around tight, repetitive drums and Boivin’s luminous voice. There’s a lightness to this music, a glimmering simplicity, but with a sense of sadness lurking underneath that gives these songs their true power. “I don’t really understand how I make music,” says Boivin. “I feel like it’s coming from another world.”
It’s All About You
Des Bisous Partout
It’s All About You
If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because of Aliens)