- 21 Sep 21
Mr. Muntz is a new project by Irish music industry veterans Davey Hatchet and Owen Corrigan.
Following the release of their contagious debut single ‘Sunlight’ last month, new electro-pop duo Mr. Muntz have returned with the track's highly anticipated music video.
‘Sunlight’ is a dance floor-ready single with an 80’s synth pop sound accompanied by funky guitar licks, velvety feel-good vocals and haunting sliding synths as the hard-hitting drums carry the vibrant and infectious track.
The song was produced by Mr. Muntz co-founder Owen Corrigan, who said ‘Sunlight’ is about, “that feeling of the after hours… moving from the end of the party to daylight, thinking of what’s happened and how those moments resonate long after conversations have been resigned to the night.”
Mr. Muntz was formed during the Covid-19 pandemic as Corrigan and his collaborator Davey Hatchet looked to the project as an outlet for their creativity with multiple gigs and plans being cancelled over the course of the crisis.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for live music,” said Hatchet. “It’s definitely the toughest time I can recall in twenty years of performing. Not knowing when you’ll be back on stage...that uncertainty has been difficult to live with; to make plans.
“I think, because of the lockdowns though, I’ve finally had the time to sit and write and collaborate with Owen. It’s something that’s been on the cards for a few years but time was always against us,” he added.
The pair also released a spellbinding video for the single which captures Limerick dancer Pamela McGlynn moving through “a haunting, forested setting, weaving her spell upon unwary listeners.” The video — which dropped on September 8th — was curated by Mr. Chrome of the Rubberbandits and directed by Shane Serrano.
“The past year, we’ve been working remotely, which has been an experience,” said Corrigan when talking about the impacts of social distancing on the creative process. "It’s incredibly slow, with decisions taking days or sometimes weeks, but regardless, we’ve come out of it with a collection of songs we’re really proud of."
“We’ve also had the pleasure of getting some of our friends to help us out on some tracks and we’re really excited about that. Hopefully the end of restrictions is in sight because the next step is performing these songs - being back on stage is where we want to be.”
The pair are set to follow up their excellent debut single with ‘Turn To Dust’ which is slated to drop in October.
Watch the video for 'Sunlight' below.