Pop artist Muunie has released her debut EP Ele.mental as well as a visual accompaniment to the EP. Each track on the EP represents one of the elements, including previously released singles Fire, Water, Earth, and now the fourth chapter, Air. The EP as a whole paints a narrative arc of how the artist lost her way before learning to believe in herself again. She hopes sharing this through music will have a therapeutic effect for others.

The music of Ele.mental is partly inspired by Muunie’s work as a professional life coach, helping people with mental health struggles and cycles of self doubt that she herself has experienced. The music mixes Pop and R&B styles that aim to “provide uplifting catharsis”.

Describing her inspiration for Ele.mental, Muunie writes:

“I wanted to create a unique sonic and emotional palette for each song that captured the essence of the element, and weave them together into a cohesive, continuous circle, like nature itself. The elements are also metaphors for human emotion and the “seasons” we pass through. Fire is fall, change, transformation, spark. Water is winter, death, sadness, grief, letting go. Earth is spring, renewal, rebirth, growth. And Air is summer, freedom, sweetness, blossoming.

Ele.mental traces my own growth as an individual and an artist. It’s a narrative of personal transformation that is so close to my heart. It tells the story of a toxic relationship ending, being left to grieve, discovering the power in vulnerability and communion with self, and realizing that another person can’t complete you and the key to freedom and joy is finding it within yourself. Although the story arc centers on a romantic relationship, I wrote it with all types of relationships in mind. It could apply to a parent, a friend, a substance, a behavior, anything.”

Photographer: Anna Azarov
Photo manipulation: Geneviève Bellehumeur