"Bodies" is the first collaboration between MUNA and The Knocks, and is MUNA's first new release since they covered Normani's "Motivation" last year for Spotify.

MUNA have also shared a statement to go alongside the new single. It reads, "We met up with the knocks boys in west hollywood for a session in the first week of march, days before the world health organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Less than a week later, we all sheltered in place - separately."

""Bodies" was born of a nostalgia for the early-mid aughts...For house parties in the suburbs, for school and summer vacations, for being young," MUNA continue. "Almost instantly, it took on another meaning. It became about missing….Well, everything. Normal life had been suspended. We hit pause. We began to miss the unceasing togetherness of touring. We missed one another. The song became about the helplessness and loneliness inherent to this peculiar, terrifying era. We decided to capture that loneliness by shooting a one shot video of katie - masked up and rollerblading in slow motion - very early one May morning on a quiet street in Pasadena. We planned to drop the song at the end of that month."

"Then we heard of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis. Breonna Taylor’s in Kentucky. Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Tony McDade in Florida," MUNA add. "So many others, murdered horrifically, senselessly. The names keep coming in. They should all still be here. They are not, and it is because of the deplorable and rampant sicknesses of anti-blackness, white supremacy, the police (abolish ‘em), of transphobia, and of age old American racism. Normal life had been suspended yet again, but this time, many were taking to the streets - tens of thousands in Los Angeles alone, for weeks on end. We were among people again, amid the largest social movement in global history. We hit pause, feeling it irresponsible to release dance music.⁣"

MUNA wrap up their statement by writing, "We do not believe that there will ever be a "right" time to release music moving forward. In that same breath, we believe waiting for this moment in history (the covid-19 pandemic, the ascension of black lives matter and the many local anti-racist movements working toward systemic change) to “pass” implies that we want a return to “normal.” we do not. Nothing should return to “normal” ever again. We should let these times change us, and we should dig our heels in and ready ourselves to change with them...⁣"

BODIES WITH @the_knocks OUT NOW⁣ ⁣ We met up with the knocks boys in west hollywood for a session in the first week of march, days before the world health organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Less than a week later, we all sheltered in place—separately. ⁣ ⁣ “Bodies” was born of a nostalgia for the early-mid aughts...For house parties in the suburbs, for school and summer vacations, for being young. Almost instantly, it took on another meaning. It became about missing….Well, everything. Normal life had been suspended. We hit pause. We began to miss the unceasing togetherness of touring. We missed one another. The song became about the helplessness and loneliness inherent to this peculiar, terrifying era. We decided to capture that loneliness by shooting a one shot video of katie—masked up and rollerblading in slow motion—very early one may morning on a quiet street in pasadena. We planned to drop the song at the end of that month. ⁣ ⁣ Then we heard of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis. Breonna Taylor’s in Kentucky. Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Tony McDade in Florida. So many others, murdered horrifically, senselessly. The names keep coming in. They should all still be here. They are not, and it is because of the deplorable and rampant sicknesses of anti-blackness, white supremacy, the police (abolish ‘em), of transphobia, and of age old american racism. Normal life had been suspended yet again, but this time, many were taking to the streets—tens of thousands in los angeles alone, for weeks on end. We were among people again, amid the largest social movement in global history. We hit pause, feeling it irresponsible to release dance music.⁣ ⁣ We do not believe that there will ever be a “right” time to release music moving forward. In that same breath, we believe waiting for this moment in history (the covid-19 pandemic, the ascension of black lives matter and the many local anti-racist movements working toward systemic change) to “pass” implies that we want a return to “normal.” we do not. Nothing should return to “normal” ever again. We should let these times change us, and we should dig our heels in and ready ourselves to change with them...⁣

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MUNA and The Knocks' "Bodies" single is out now.