Today we’d like to introduce you to Luna.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My singing career began in the summer of 2016. I started performing with my best friend, DJ Firefly as a female house music duo called Moonswings. We perform a live DJ set where I sing live as she plays the music and sings background vocals. Moonswings plays house parties, community events and renegade stages at music festivals around Southern California. We have 5 original singles and an EP dropping summer 2018.
I started my solo career in 2017. I was doing feature vocals for producer friends here in L.A. and frequented Producers Social hoping to find people to make tracks for me too. At the time, I was struggling with a lot of insecurities as an artist. I wasn’t certain which direction I wanted to go in. I was in between relationships and not sure who I wanted to be as a person. I was completely lost, and ultimately, I was afraid to let go. But I needed to get over my fears of “not being good enough” or “not knowing what I’m doing,” so I took on a vocal coach and started teaching myself how to play the keyboard. I was practicing my singing every day. I saw myself getting better and finally felt my growth as an artist. In May (2018), I quit my job at the law firm. I took a leap of faith to pursue music, and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.
These last few months have been WILD! I released my debut single “Between the Lines” on May 19, 2018. I have 3 unreleased singles dropping very soon, starting off with “Could You Be The One” ft. T.K.S produced by Tom Solo – out on July 27, 2018. I just came up with the title for my album, which I’m calling “This Must Be Love” and will be dropping later this year. I’m planning an album release/birthday party in December. I’m scheduling a few shows from now until then and will be singing regularly at various open mic nights in Long Beach- one being Fox Coffee House on Thursday nights at 7PM. It’s just the beginning for me but it feels really divine and I’m so grateful.
When I’m not making music, I’m playing with my mini-boxer, Tallulah, developing my new organic chapstick line, Luna Lips or building a community for upcoming indie artists at Producers Social.
Thank you so much for the feature, Voyage LA! It means the universe to me <3
Please tell us about your art.
I’m a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA (originally from San Fernando but now live in Long Beach). I make pop music with influences deeply rooted in R&B/hip hop and electronic music. My style is very moody, indie and eclectic. One day you might get a dark R&B record out of me and the next day you might get a pop song full of girl power attitude. It’s all about how I’m feeling that day so don’t get used to hearing just one sound from me lol.
I work very closely with my producer Tom Solo and my crew Young Homie Productions, which includes rappers/producers T.K.S., Lexx and Space Phantom. We meet every week to write songs or rehearse. We collaborate on a lot of projects together and are planning to tour together, hopefully in the winter. We work out of the Los Angeles Recording School and Indigital Studios in Hollywood.
I’m first generation Mexican-American. I’m very proud of my culture and a big part of my dream is to use music as a platform to represent my people. I want to be a voice with a positive impact, especially for Hispanic youth. I want my fans believing they can be whoever they want to be. You don’t have to settle for what you think is a “traditional” or “stable” life when you have a dream. I want to encourage my fans to dream big and believe in themselves. It’s something I struggle with myself so I’m very passionate about self-love and mental health.
The ultimate goal for my music is for it to heal people. I would feel so fulfilled knowing my music has helped people feel less alone in the world. That’s what music is for me. It’s something I can turn to when I don’t know how to feel or what to say. Music has helped me through some very dark times, times I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. But thanks to music, I remember that everything will always be okay. My dream is for people to feel that same way about my music. It’s all about healing. Through telling my stories I’m healing myself too and your cup has to be full in order for you to be able to fill someone else’s cup. Music is what is in my cup, and that’s what I plan on sharing with you to help fill yours.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
The little voices in your head telling you that you aren’t good enough are lying! You are more than good enough. If you have a dream and passion, then you’re already ahead of the game. Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed of when, where or how you begin. You got this. In terms of career advice: be professional about it of course, but don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Opportunity is all about the power of being there and making smart connections.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
- Website: https://iamlunacita.tumblr.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamlunacita/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamlunacita
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamlunacita
- Other: https://youtu.be/JTCRJHvhFUw