The music coming out of Montréal is no joke. Pay attention! With the rapid emergence of astounding dream pop acts that has even prompted Spotify to create the ‘Montréal Chill’ (“because there’s no city more chill than Montreal"), it’s a safe bet to add Quebec native, MUNYA, to that list. After signing to Luminelle Records and dropping her debut EP, North Hatley, earlier this year, MUNYA is back with a far-out new track “Hotel Delmano,” as a nod to the swanky Williamsburg watering hole.
I have enjoyed a finely distilled spirit or two at the Hotel Delmano and it is definitely a place worth writing about.
The track opens with a sprinkling of tripped out organs and singer-songwriter Josie Boivin’s layered harmoninc vocals float on like a cool morning mist. Playing out like a straightforward, stripped down Stereolab cut, “Hotel Delmano” brings out the best in Boivin’s casual delivery. A proficiency in French is no prerequisite for this vibey track, as one can easily get lost in the flurry of psychedelic twinkles and four-on-the-floor drum beat.
“I don’t really understand how I make music,” says Josie Boivin, “I feel like it’s coming from another world.”
Lucky for us, we can sit back and enjoy watching MUNYA blossom into a dream pop sensation - and the wait won't be long. North Hatley was the first in a series of three EPs scheduled for this year.
The Delmano EP is out October 5th via Fat Possum/Luminelle Recordings. Pre-order it here.