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Josie Boivin’s dream has always been to be a musician. Well, that and to go to Mars. “I love space. I love aliens. I love thinking that we’re not alone in this big strange universe,” says the Montreal-based singer and multi-instrumentalist who records as MUNYA. “Those things give me hope.” Both the longing to make music and the desire for interplanetary travel come together in Boivin’s new album, Voyage to Mars.
Named for Georges Méliès’ classic silent film Le Voyage dans la Lune, the record feels beamed in from another planet, suffused with an otherworldly light. It’s music that looks out to great darkness of the sky and the stars beyond for the inspiration to pursue your dreams. Born the youngest of a large family in a small Quebec town, Boivin’s path to music was a wandering one. After a high school teacher discovered she could sing opera, Boivin spent years in the opera world, before switching to jazz in college. It wasn’t until moving to Montreal that she began to hone her unique musical vision.