MUNA is a three-piece indie pop band based in LA. So far, they have released two studio albums and a Live at Electric Lady EP, which just came out on October 12th. The EP includes a new cover of Taylor Swift’s Folklore standout “August.”
The band stated that the way this cover of “August” came out surprised them. The recording was much softer and lighter than anticipated. The group was looking for contrast for the rest of their energetic EP, which lead them to decide on Swift’s heartbreak-themed track.
This version of “August” is acoustic and strummy, breathy and mellow. This bittersweet soundscape the trio has created would make the perfect song for a flashback in a high school love movie. The tasteful hand percussion, panned ah’s, delicately stacked vocal harmonies, and understated instrumentations blossom into a slow build giving us all the feels.
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