MUNYA’s “Benjamin” Is French Pop Guide To Conquering Your Vulnerabilities

Bilingual dream pop

Photo: Josh Aldecoa

French artist MUNYA, aka Josie Boivin, hopscotches between English and French in her new ethereal indie pop piece “Benjamin” where she browses through her own vulnerabilities and adds some lightness to them. With a pinch of melancholia, “Benjamin” exhibits a cheery buoyancy that is built around her vocals wavering between sadness and hope:

In regards to the song, MUNYA explained, “Many times in my life when I thought I had found love it turned into heartbreak,” Boivin explains. “Like most people, it has made it harder for me to be vulnerable with new experiences and people. In this song I take a step back and realize it’s how we all feel. I make fun of my own vulnerabilities, try to just push them to the side and enjoy my new love.”

“Benjamin” is from MUNYA’s upcoming self-produced EP Blue Pine, which will be out on March 8thvia Luminelle Recordings. The gal will be playing at New Colossus Festival in March and will be making her SXSW debut the following week. Stay tuned for more tour dates.

3/7 – New Colossus Festival (New York, NY, USA)

3/15 – SXSW – Swan Dive Patio @10pm (Austin, TX, USA)