“Silk Chiffon” by MUNA (ft. Phoebe Bridgers)

The first thing you may notice about this piece (“Silk Chiffon”) is that it’s a love song. Secondly, it is sung by a lady, and third, the addressee, i.e. her romantic interest, is also female. Well as briefly expounded on in the latter part of the article, both Muna and Phoebe Bridgers are recognized as part of the LGBT community. So yes, this is very much an ode to lesbian infatuation, if you will.

The narrative is simple enough, featuring the vocalist reveling in her youth and just enjoying a beautiful day in general. Then a certain someone, that being the addressee, catches her eye.  And to make a long story short, after admiring her for a while, in two different settings actually, the addressee displays a mutual attraction vocalist. 

And judging by the chorus they do in fact hook up, and perhaps we can even say become an item, as the singer is able to celebrate how her new sweetheart is “so soft like silk chiffon”. This is an attribute that becomes most noticeable when ‘she’s on her’. And to note silk chiffon is a type of soft, may we also add pretty expensive dress made for ladies.

MUNA, "Silk Chiffon" Lyrics
MUNA's Naomi McPherson describes "Silk Chiffon"

MUNA

Muna is a trio of musicians – Naomi McPherson, Josette Maskin and Katie Gavin – who became associated with each other while attending USC in 2013. They released their debut EP, More Perfect, the following year. 

Said project was a self-release but still managed to make noise on music sites like SoundCloud and Bandcamp, leading to Muna most notably being signed by RCA, which proved to be the label behind their first two studio album, About U (2017) and Save the World (2019), both of which peaked at number seven on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. 

And as a side note, the group has also been formally recognized as champions of the LGBT cause. Moreover, they are all in their late 20s as of the writing of this post.

Silk Chiffon

“Silk Chiffon” and Phoebe Bridgers

This particular track, which was released on 7 September 2021, was done so under Saddest Factory. This is the label that Phoebe Bridgers founded in 2020, and Muna signed to earlier in 2021. 

Bridgers is also an artist from California who, as of the release of “Silk Chiffon”, is 27 years old (with the members of Muna also being in their late 20s). She has also come out with two studio albums to date, and the second of those, Punisher (2020), made it onto the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. And also worth noting, considering all that has been mentioned above, is that she is known for being bisexual.

The members of Muna are both individually and collectively acknowledged as the producers and co-writers of this song. And the other writers are Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk.

The music video to this track was directed by Ally Pankiw.

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