MUNA's New Track "Crying on the Bathroom Floor" Is an Ode to Self Love

MUNA's New Track "Crying on the Bathroom Floor" Is an Ode to Self Love

You won't know whether to shed a tear or dance, and that's okay.

You won't know whether to shed a tear or dance, and that's okay.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Today, rising pop trio MUNA release the second new track from their forthcoming album, About U. “Crying on the Bathroom Floor” hears the band at their dance music best, though you wouldn’t guess it’s upbeat based on the lyrics.

“But I'm crying on the bathroom floor

Tearing off the dress I wore, I wonder

If I could ever ask for more

If I'm ever gonna ask for more from a lover.”

What unfolds is a song about love, one full of highs and full of lows, and the emotional toll one takes when they don’t put themselves first. On their Twitter account, MUNA says that the track is “about trauma bonding and healing and, ultimately, trying to learn to love urself [sic] first.”

The timing of the track’s release, on Inauguration Day, is not a coincidence. While “Crying on the Bathroom Floor” is not explicitly about Donald Trump and his future presidency of fringe oppression, its message resonates all the same. The band further explains, “this inauguration means that we (esp marginalized folk) need to love ourselves & demand to be loved in safe/healthy ways now more than ever [sic].”

"Crying on the Bathroom Floor" is currently only streamable. About U is out February 3.

UP NEXT

President Obama Pens Thank You Letter to America