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Song of the Week: Queer girl group MUNA's 'Crying On the Bathroom Floor'

by Rosalie Atkinson | Off-Ramp®

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Queer girl group MUNA prepares for first headlining tour with a show at LA's Teragram Ballroom Via Twitter

Self-proclaimed "queer girl group" MUNA is beginning their first headlining U.S. tour at the Teragram Ballroom February 1, to support their debut LP.

The trio are Los Angeles-based and began to garner national attention with their premiere single "Loudspeaker", what Out Magazine calls an "LGBTQ anthem" of 2016.

Though their debut LP won't be out until February 3rd, the group has been leaking instant hits in anticipation of the release. Their dark-pop sound is clear on their latest single "Crying On the Bathroom Floor," making it our song of the week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=257&v=pUmk2Hr6sZw

After the song's release, critics hailed the track as "an ode to self-love." The band took to Twitter to talk about the lyrics: "The lyrics refer to a moment of insight from a particularly dark place. We see ourselves in the bathroom mirror, in shambles after another night gone awry, and recognize this isn't what love looks like." In the message to listeners, the group puts abusive relationships side-by-side with their thoughts on President Trump's administration, pushing for action in both personal and national issues.

MUNA at the Women's March LA
MUNA at the Women's March LA Via Twitter

MUNA uses the contrast of danceable music with introspective lyrics, noticeably influenced by other queer dance icons like Robyn and La Roux. The group will play a series of Southern California shows before they take off on their first big tour, which will feature opening acts LO MOON and Urban Cone. The tour will end in New York at the Governor's Ball festival, headlined by Tool and Chance the Rapper.

There are still tickets available for the Teragram Ballroom show and they are only $16. Also, fans have access to free tickets to see the band perform a mini-set for Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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