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Ever since I saw indie-pop girlband MUNA at The Great Escape in May, I’ve been impatiently waiting for my two favourite songs from their set to be released. Therefore I was very excited to receive an email last week setting the date for their debut album About U, which comes out on 3rd February. Those elusive tunes had to be on the way! And sure enough, a few days later, the brilliant I Know a Place had arrived. It’s a mid-tempo, heartfelt electro-pop tune that builds up and grows on you with every listen. It’s an uplifting track with a timely political message, on the importance of safe spaces for LGBTQ and other communities. I always thought of MUNA as most comparable to Haim, but actually this track, its lyrical theme and its positive reception by pop fans has made me realise they’re more like Tegan and Sara. Now I’m just waiting for their big ballad, If You Love Me Now, to be unleashed.