Munk Duane is a recording artist, producer and film composer with a sound steeped in the style of the legends of soul and funk. Citing the inspiration of icons like Prince, Stevie Wonder and Curtis Mayfield, the Boston native creates soulful, r&b-infused pop. A graduate of his hometown’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, from his Bad Stella Studios the veteran musician has carved out a unique niche in the biz.
Regular readers of The Static Dive know Munk Duane. He has appeared on these pages numerous times with Prince/P-Funk jams like “Sweet Tooth” and “Fanblade” as well as last year’s introspective and experimental “Fisheye“. In addition to his commercial releases, Munk’s music has been licensed to hundreds of television and film productions.
His songs have appeared in Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, The 70th Annual Tony Awards, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Hawaii Five-O, 60 Minutes, NCIS and Blue Bloods, to The Sopranos, the Super Bowl Half-Time Show and NCAA March Madness. He has even composed music scientifically calibrated to induce a relaxing state, for the smart sleep device company Hatch.
“Myths” is the latest single from Munk Duane, released worldwide via all major streaming services on October 14, 2022. A lonely lo-fi acoustic guitar opens the track. Munk Duane steps to the mic with a melancholy examination on the fleeting nature of time. Soon the beat drops on a slow and soulful r&b waltz. Eventually the singer’s soliloquy becomes an empowering message about seizing the reins of our lives, told with lush layers of vocal harmonies.