She closed 2021 with the original version of this song and we’ve gotta say, the rework is just as good, if not better. If MuMu – the New York-based Madeline Rhodes – is new to you, listen to this and then go seek out her other stuff immediately. A sultry acoustic spin on the track she released in December, ‘Brooklyn Tonight’ gets the unplugged treatment, and we’ve got the premiere.
Rhodes says of the song: “I was initially inspired by a friend asking me to write a song about being the only queer person in the room. Then my love brain took over and it turned into a queer lady love song because, well, we need more of those. This is an acoustic version of the original for those queer lady slow jammers. … [It’s] about being at a party in Brooklyn and wondering, ‘Why am I here? How am I going to get home with the F-ing F train down? And then, just when it seems like the worst night ever, I meet this beauteous human.”
It’s Rhodes’ first offering of 2022, out tomorrow via In-Kind/Orchard, and you can stream it below.