- Words Cleo Webster
Born in New Jersey, growing up in The Netherlands and now firmed her musical home in London, songstress Muna Ileiwat has released her rich harmonious new track "Tell Me The Truth".
Drawing inspiration straight from her own personal experiences across cultures and embodying these sounds into an ethereal, magical soundscape filled with rich melodies, soft lyricism and distorted beats, Muna Ileiwat has an upcoming angelic sound ready to dominate the music scene.
“Tell Me The Truth” is a performance-based art featuring the soft graceful movements of Muna spacing between a beach and a dimmed dark room. With lulling harmonies and cinematic lo-fi style visuals, Muna is creating an elegantly hypnotic sound like no other. Directed and edited by New York-based videographer, Tara Bayat who has worked on music videos for artists such as Jay Som, Trace Mountains and many more, Muna is a uniquely refreshing sound waiting to bring her light concepts to life.
Deciding to release her brand new track on “Galang” – a label and collectively dedicated to female and non-binary musicians of colour, Muna is not only using her music to explore different cultures and spaces but to support them endlessly throughout her musical journey. Galang’s releases have been supported by Ninja Tune’s Nabihah Iqbal, Dazed, Dummy Mag, Indie Shuffle, BBC Introducing and Soho Radio. Feeling constricted within a homogenous art scene, the collective pushes for more comfortable spaces within the industry for women and non-binary musicians of colour. As a result, they have recently crowdfunded their own workshops for BAME girls in South London and have collaborated with St. Mungo’s charity to provide keyboard lessons for homeless women from BAME backgrounds.
With three tracks already released, “Tell Me The Truth” could just be Muna’s moment to really and truly shine. Gaining support from Dazed and Confused and London in Stereo, we are pretty certain the celestial sounds of Muna Ileiwat is one that will be flowing through our airwaves consistently very very soon.