…not some kind of minor trope MUNA Kind Of Girl (single)
by Walter Price
It’s a ‘safe’ claim that feeling confident and the search for identity in a sea of anxiety are at their most turbulent these days. Social media, an uncertain post-pandemic world, and whatever else is causing friction to achieve inner peace all play their part in this evergreen confusion. And the recent slowburn Americana single “Kind Of Girl” from powerful trio MUNA deals with this head-on, beautifully, of course.
In the comment section of the official music video, the LA-based outfit provided the backstory, “…this is a song about accepting yourself as you are and admitting that you still want to grow and change. we hope you love the track—and this amazing one-shot video directed by Taylor James—as much as we do.”
And, with a subject matter that affects more folks than many want to admit, “Kind Of Girl” is a soft dagger to the soul searching for acceptance. And, yes, the Taylor James-helmed film is absolutely stunning and moving set of visuals full of cow-pokes and find one’s self.
“Kind Of Girl” is from MUNA’s forthcoming self-titled LP expected on June 24th via Pheobe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records.
MUNA Kind Of Girl
MUNA photo via Facebook // Quote via YouTube // Lyric excerpt via Bandcamp
KIND OF GIRL
Written By Katie Gavin
Produced by Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson, Josette Maskin
Engineering by Geo Botelho
Vocals: Katie Gavin
Guitar: Josette Maskin
Mandolin: Naomi McPherson
Strings: Cynthia Tolson
DIRECTOR Taylor James
PRODUCER John Edwards Curtis
DOP Tyler Weinberger
I’m a girl who’s learning
Everything I say isn’t
I’m not some kind of minor trope
Who’s never gonna change that’s so