French-Canadian artist MUNYA – a.k.a producer, singer, songwriter and performer Josie Boivin – releases her sophomore EP Delmano today. With praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, and NYLON, spins on KEXP, KCRW, CBC and OpenAir, as well as back-to-back placement on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Delmano is the second release in Boivin’s three-part EP trilogy and stunning new effort at this up-and-coming artist. Stream and purchase the album here, here and here.
Quebec’s MUNYA had only written one song when she was asked to perform at Pop Montreal in September of 2017. Boivin, a classically trained pianist, opera singer, and jazz student, dreamed of making music full time, and playing at the festival made her realize that this was what she was meant to do. She quit her day job, moved in with her sister and turned their kitchen into a recording studio, where she wrote every day.
These recordings would eventually become a part of an EP trilogy – three projects comprised of three songs – each named for a significant place in Boivin’s life. Following the self-released North Hatley, named after Boivin’s favorite village in Quebec, MUNYA will release the second EP in the series entitled Delmano, named for Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg.