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Music: MUNA’s ‘Silk Chiffon’ is the new, soft sapphic anthem everyone needs to listen to

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — On September 7, 2021, queer pop group MUNA released their newest single “Silk Chiffon”, a collaboration with musician Phoebe Bridgers produced under Saddest Factory Records.

The song is accompanied by a music video heavily inspired by cult film ‘But I’m A Cheerleader’. Fans of the film would immediately recognize references—from the notable cheerleader montage that gives us a peek inside Megan (Natasha Lyonne)’s head, to the artfully directed scenes depicting a mockery of the conversion therapy camp.

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“Silk Chiffon” is not only, in a way, a tribute to an LGBT+ cult classic film; it also gives listeners a trip back to the sounds of the nineties, with both acoustic and electric guitar strums reminiscent of the songs blasted on the radio decades ago.

In an Instagram post from MUNA’s vocalist, Katie Gavin, she states that Silk Chiffon is an “innocent love song”. “It’s not a love story where somebody dies or gets betrayed at the end. It’s a song to which you can skip through sprinklers or have your first kiss with someone new. shooting this video with an almost entirely queer cast and crew, watching members of my chosen family of different generations eat and laugh and dance together and cheer each other on, was a highlight of my career that I’ll cherish always.”

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One can say that Silk Chiffon is a great example of holistically queer content—made and starred by LGBT+ artists for the LGBT+ community.

Song Credits:

Song Title: Silk Chiffon (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
Performed by: MUNA, Phoebe Bridgers
Written by: Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk, Josette Maskin, Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson
Produced by: Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson, Josette Maskin

Music Video Credits:

Director: Ally Pankiw
Producers: Raffi Adlan & Danielle Billman
Production Co.: Partizan
Executive Producers: Li-Wei Chu & Sara Nix
Director of Photography: Moira Morel
Production Design: Christian Zollenkopf
Choreographer: Taylor James
Wardrobe: Olivia Khoury
Hair/MU: Amber Dreadon
Editor: Jake Schwartz
Colorist: Elodie Ichter
Cast: Katie Gavin, Phoebe Bridgers, Josette Maskin, Naomi McPherson, Caleb Hearon, Fran Tirado, Daniel Webb, Walker, Ames Bessada, Shelby Wolstein, Cailyn Rice

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