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MUNA Strip Down ‘Stayaway’ & Cover Normani’s ‘Motivation’ for Spotify Singles

Los Angeles-based band MUNA traveled to the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City to record two special Spotify Singles, which were released Nov. 13. The trio stripped down their original song “Stayaway,” which was part of their sophomore studio album Saves The World released Sept. 6 this year, and covered Normani’s Billboard Hot 100 No. 33 hit, “Motivation.”

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Stevie Wonder and TONTO: The Synth Orchestra and Production Duo Behind His Pivotal Albums

“The most undersold part of Stevie’s legacy may be the collaboration with two producers, Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil, and the pair’s massive synthesizer, TONTO (The Original New Timbral Orchestra).”

“With an instrument like TONTO you can’t write a line ahead of time, because until you get the sound up, you don’t know how it’s going to react with the other sounds. Everything was done sort of jazz fashion, it was all head arrangements… sometimes some of the lines would be suggested. That horn line [from “Superstition] I was singing it… and then Stevie started playing it. That was how we worked.”

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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s sophomore album, ‘Ultraviolence’, features tracks “Cruel World,” “Pretty When You Cry,” and “Guns and Roses,” co-produced by Lee Foster for Electric Lady Studios; Recorded in Studio “A” with Electric Lady Chief Engineer, Phil Joly, and Assistant Engineer, Vira Byramji.  


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “She uses the word to sing about physical aggression, but the ultimate violence seems like it would be erasure, silencing, negation, the stuff you don’t hear about because it’s an absence by nature…. That negative space is its own kind of violence. Lana Del Rey steps into the shadows it leaves. She has power there, whispering old secrets, giving voice to characters who never got to speak for themselves… She is exactly the villain our history needs.”

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