MUNA and Phoebe Bridgers drop new queer anthem “Silk Chiffon”—watch

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MUNA want queer youth to be unapologetically themselves in new “Silk Chiffon” collab with Phoebe Bridgers.

The trio announced their signing to Bridgers’ label Saddest Factory Records in May. Now, Bridgers—who was Alternative Press’ cover star earlier this year—is featured on their new track.

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Their latest music in over a year, the song is one of the trio’s more pop-focused offerings, with stripped-back guitars and light, echoey vocals.

“‘Silk Chiffon’ is a sweet, gentle song with a simple mission—to give people, specifically gay ones, something to kiss their sweethearts to,” MUNA exclusively tell Alternative Press.

The visual for the track is inspired by the cult classic film But I’m A Cheerleader. Directed by Ally Pankiw, it sees MUNA members Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson and Josette Maskin arriving at a conversion camp, much like the one in the movie. They sit through lessons in their “Straight is Great: 101” class and must wear stereotypical pink clothes for girls and blue clothes for boys.

Bridgers is featured in the second verse, as she watches campers dancing from the balcony of the house before they catch a ride into town, now able to be themselves and be free.

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MUNA want the new generation of queer kids to be able to watch the “Silk Chiffon” music video and then But I’m A Cheerleader and get inspired to advocate for themselves.

“I think it’s really important for queer people to be our archivists and point to these other references that span generations,” Gavin says in a press release.

You can check out the visual for “Silk Chiffon” below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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MUNA tour dates:

09/08 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater
09/10 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE
09/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Field
09/12 – Madison, WI @ Breese Field
09/14 – Detroit, MI @ Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
09/15 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
09/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/18 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live Outdoor Stage
09/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Metro Credit Amphitheatre
09/21 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
09/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann
09/25 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
09/25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/26 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
09/27 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
09/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 

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01/19/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Center
01/20/22 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
01/21/22 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center
01/23/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
01/24/22 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
01/26/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
01/27/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
02/3/22 – Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena
02/5/22 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
02/9/22 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
02/11/22 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
02/14/22 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines
02/16/22 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
02/19/22 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
02/20/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples 

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