American singer and songwriter Priscilla Renea Hamilton known professionally as Muni Long has released her new single, “Pain.”
Under the name Priscilla Renea, Muni Long’s solo debut studio album, Jukebox, was released through Capitol Records in 2009.
Muni Long then spent the following decade co-writing songs for other recording artists, including the singles “California King Bed” by Rihanna, “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, “Love So Soft” by Kelly Clarkson, “Imagine” by Ariana Grande, and the global chart-topper “Timber” by Pitbull featuring Kesha.
Returning to her career as a solo artist, her second studio album, Coloured (2018), was released via Thirty Tigers and Sony Music, and saw Hamilton exploring Americana and country soul genres. After adopting the stage name “Muni Long”, she experienced major commercial success as an independent artist with the single “Hrs and Hrs”, which reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Muni Long has also received a Grammy Award nomination for Album of the Year through her work on Back of My Mind (2021) by H.E.R.
Renea, working under the pseudonym “Muni Long” (pronounced “money long”) as of 2019, released the song “Midnight Snack” with an accompanying video, featuring Jacob Latimore in October 2020. That same year, she was also credited for co-writing Ariana Grande’s “Just like Magic” and “Six Thirty” off the album Positions.
Explaining that Muni Long is the “protector of Priscilla”, Long released her single titled “Build a Bae” featuring rapper Yung Bleu in December 2020, her fourth single release since October.
Muni Long previously released her debut extended play (EP) Black Like This, which celebrates Blackness, on November 13 under her co-founded label imprint, Supergiant Records. This was followed by a seven-track EP Nobody Knows in July 2021.
In November 2021, she released an eight-track EP titled Public Displays of Affection. Regarding the title, Long explained: “I really went in the studio writing the music and it was times I caught myself crying. I’m not the most touchy-feely person. So, for me, putting all my feelings on this project is sort of like my ‘public display of affection'”.
Describing the EP as “intimate”, Vibe ranked it as the 19th best R&B album of 2021. Long also released a music video for the EP track “Hrs and Hrs”, a song on which she “details what she can do for hours upon hours with her partner”.
In January 2022, the track “Time Machine” started going viral on TikTok.
According to Vogue, Muni Long reflects Renea’s “new strong, fabulous persona through fashion” as well as music, creating a new “fashion identity” with the help of celebrity stylist Jason Rembert. Discussing the notion of being a Black role model, she stated: “how you’re introduced to someone is the way they will remember you, unless you are reintroduced”, following up with: “I’m in the reintroduction process.”
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