In Case Of Special Emergency, Play MUNA’s “So Special”

It’s painful to be special…just like everyone else.

Photo: MUNA - So Special (Lyric Video) YouTube

Photo: MUNA – So Special (Lyric Video) YouTube

“Now I know I’m not so special” chants MUNA in their new song “So Special” from their debut record About U. The music/lyric video follows the LA trio and other individuals who go through interludes of self-introspection as they interact with other individuals. While there isn’t much of a plotline, the close-ups to each character’s expression reveal the complexity of thoughts and existential struggles that everyone seems to go through on their own every day. Watch below:

There is a sense of loss in the realization of not being special to someone. “So Special” captures that heartbreaking emptiness, but also fills that void with its gushing synths that resonate the chest-pounding desire to move on. Founded back in 2014, MUNA have been making a buzz in the pop scene with their dark aura that conveys the same flair of Cocteau Twins. As of now they are on tour:

2/16 – The Record Bar (Kansas City, MO, USA)

2/17 – Turf Club (St Paul, MN, USA)

2/18 – Subterranean (Chicago, IL, USA)

2/20 – The Drake Hotel (Toronto, Canada)

2/22 – Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY, USA)

2/24 – Brighton Music Hall (Allston, MA, USA)

2/25 – Johnny Brenda’s (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

2/26 – DC9 Nightclub (Washington, DC, USA)

6/3 – The Governors Ball Music Festival (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

6/15-18 – Firefly Music Festival (Dover, DE, USA)