In a couple weeks, the Québécois musician Josie Boivin will release her second EP as MUNYA, Delmano. Last month, we heard “Hotel Delmano” from it, and today she’s sharing another new song, “If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because Of Aliens),” which is the first song she’s released that’s not in French. It’s pretty sparse with the words, though, more a swath of wistful atmosphere that threatens to float away at any moment. “If I’m gone tomorrow/ Don’t be sad/ If I’m gone tomorrow/ Don’t be mad,” she sings.
Here’s how Boivin frames the track:
When I was a kid I really loved the movie Independence Day. One night, years later I was home alone and I kept hearing really weird loud noises, not like a truck driving by, but a truck crashing into a building over and over. It freaked me out so bad I called my boyfriend and told him that if I’m gone tomorrow it’s because of aliens…he wouldn’t stop laughing at me. I was so mad he wouldn’t take me seriously I didn’t sleep that night and instead I wrote this breakup song.
The Delmano EP is out 10/5 via Luminelle. Pre-order it here.