MUNYA – “Hotel Delmano”

MUNYA is the project of Québécois musician Josie Boivin, who started making music in earnest after a chance booking at the music festival Pop Montreal. She’s introducing the project with a series of three EPs, each one centered around a different place that’s important to her. The first, North Hatley, was about a village in Québec and came out earlier this year.

Her next EP is called Delmano, and it’s named after the Hotel Delmano, a fancy cocktail bar in Williamsburg. “I’ve come to a point where I try not to judge myself and just allow my ideas come to life through my music,” Boivin said in a press release. “There is a French band named Vendredi sur Mer and I just fell in love with their music video of ‘La Femme à la Peau Bleue.’ I watched it so many times that she entered my dreams, once we were having a drink at Hotel Delmano. The song is about that dream.”

The song certainly evokes a dreamlike atmosphere, and an easy-going breeziness that characterizes the best French pop music. But “Hotel Delmano” has a haunting edge, with hazy apparitions of a woman with blue skin leaving an impression that lasts.

Listen below.

01 “If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because Of Aliens)”
02 “Hotel Delmano”
03 “Some More”

The Delmano EP is out 10/5 via Fat Possum’s Luminelle Recordings imprint. Pre-order it here.

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