There’s no doubt in our mind who is Munan‘s, new project from South Korean-Australian artist Peter Lee (formerly of pop duo Chimmi), the biggest influence: Tame Impala. You hear the first couple of seconds of “Your Life“, Munan’s debut single, and it hits you – it’s all there.
That isn’t to say Munan fits the bill of the common Tame Impala trope of indie pop. Munan does sound a bit like Kevin Parker on “Your Life“, but it’s the way the song grooves that makes it stand out from its peers (and why it impressed us) – you just can’t ignore that bass line and groovy drum pattern. It’s as if L’Impératrice met “Currents“-era Tame Impala, flowing through dreamy synths, ethereal landscapes of sound and a perfect pop hook to dance to. It, well, just works – it all comes together naturally even if the influences are easy to stop. But who cares when the song hits the sweet spot?
Munan is a new project from South Korean-Australian artist Peter Lee where he’s looking to embrace alternative rock music with a mix of indie pop elements.
In 2013, Peter moved from Canberra to Seoul and made a name himself in Korea’s indie scene as one half of a pop duo called Chimmi, while also producing music for some of Korea’s major label acts including Super Junior and Day 6.
Over the last few months, Peter has been busy working on his own solo music and is very excited to launch his Munan project this week with his debut single “Your Life“.
Regarding “Your Life“, Munan mentions the following: “My first single is a mix of soft rock and indie pop, which actually started out as a disco beat with a funky bassline. The track is layered with simple ambient guitars and synths, as well as some 12-string guitars which were all recorded in my one-bedroom studio. The song is about enjoying your own company and following your dreams. It tells people to never give up and to love each & every moment of their life.”
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