SINGLE REVIEW: MUNA feat. Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon

Our favourite Los Angeles trio are back with a song they hope kids can have their first gay kiss to, which is a giant mood isn’t it. MUNA’s back catalog is full of dreamy, emotional, and melodramatic tracks that provide a queer soundtrack to so many of life’s fleeting, euphoric and heartbreaking moments. Following their recent signing to Phoebe Bridgers’ label Saddest Factory, ‘Silk Chiffon’ is a strong re-introduction to who this critically acclaimed trio are. 

Doused in a early 2000’s nostalgia, the guitar-led pop production is light and echoes comparisons to all the classic movie soundtracks from that moment in time by Vanessa Carlton, Avril Lavigne, Stacie Orrico, and Natasha Bedingfield. There are moments of light and shade thanks to heavier guitars added in Phoebe Bridgers’ verse, as well as the layering of the steady sonical growth. But it really feels like a breezy summer anthem that could perfectly soundtrack a new love or finding your confidence within your sexuality and identity.

Honing that sentiment, this track explores falling for someone with all of the little things they do making you excited and want to get to know them more. “Watch her silk dress dancing in the wind. Watch it brush against her skin. Makes me wanna try her on” lead vocalist Katie Gavin sings before playfully adding “And life’s so fun, life’s so fun. Got my miniskirt and my rollerblades on. Bag on my side cause I’m out til dawn. Keeping it light like silk chiffon”. 

Immediately transporting you to a beach walkway in California, this song truly echoes a summer vibe. It’s a euphoric song that feels light and emotionally freeing from the moment you hear it, and will have you ready to kiss the closest person to you.