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

Sami Drasin

From left: Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson and Josette Maskin of MUNA photographed on July 16, 2019 at Casita Del Campo in Los Angeles.


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 today (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."

On the newer version of "Stayaway", lead vocalist Katie Gavin continues to croon about evading her ex but without its groovy auto-tuned flare. The acoustic tune of the revised song takes on a more serious tone, whereas the group's cover of "Motivation" brings back their signature electro-pop sound.

Within the first verse, MUNA's gaseous harmony exhales multiple vocals for Normani's snappy solo line "Ain't regular, that ain't regular." The breezy take has a windows down, car ride along the coast vibe, which is a much different visual than the ex-Fifth Harmony member's music video where she dances on the slick road in the middle of the rain. 

Listen to MUNA's Spotify Singles below.