Image: Jamin Tasker
Electronic-pop singer-songwriter MUKI has shared another taste of her impending EP, dropping her glimmering new single, I Make Boys Cry. The self proclaimed ‘future-pop’ queen is set to release her sophomore EP Car Crash Through Your Heart: Part 1 in the coming months.
Originally intended to be a ballad, the singer transformed the song into a brazen break-up dance anthem, bringing avant-garde hyper pop sounds reminiscent of pop juggernaut Charli XCX. Inspired by the demise of a toxic relationship, the track makes light of the situation, sugarcoating the more serious themes present on the track.
Speaking of the song, the singer shares: “I Make Boys Cry was a concept I came up with when I was feeling a little guilty for breaking up with somebody. But I wanted to twist it to be a bit more fun and sassy (of course), so I turned the concept into a little bit of a dance anthem instead. This song came out of a ‘writing camp’ I put on for myself. I booked a little Airbnb down in Bowral and brought along some of my favourite people to write with.”
The release is accompanied by a fabulously pink visual, Jamin Tasker. The one-minute clip continues our exploration of the Mukiverse we were introduced to with Level Mind Fuck. Swapping out the dystopian futuristic chromatic state for a vibrant world, the singer is surrounded by men donning Muki briefs, busting out choreographed moves that stir up images of your favourite retro workout tape.
“The Mukiverse is an alternate universe representing the crazy delusional fantasies and the chaotic shit that happens in my brain." Much shares. "I wanted to create this lazy work-out aesthetic with a nonchalant ‘glam-aerobics’ attitude; bottles of Rosé in place of weights and beautiful men bouncing on exercise balls."
Having written for artists such as Briggs, PACES, The Veronicas and Jessica Mauboy, MUKI stepped out from behind the scenes, launching her career with her debut single, Sassaparilla. Building up a fanbase, and after a string of singles, the singer dropped her debut EP It Won’t Hurt, which landed her a supporting slot on 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Australian arena tour. The musician has received two ARIA ward Nominations for her co-writing work on Jessica Mauboy’s record Hilda and Briggs’ Always Was EP.
I Make Boys Cry is out now! Watch the visual below.