There are a lot of younger artists like Luna Elle who are catching the attention of millennials and even Gen X because their sound is so in tune with music that’s closely becoming more and more “classic” each day. The ‘90s gave way to so much greatness that the world cannot let go of, so it’s nice to hear it come back via new artists who vibe with it. However, Luna Elle admits that while it’s not hard to find old-school sounds, there is one thing about the past she can’t grasp. What is that? Read on to find that out, as well as more about her cascade of singles, billboard heights, and more.
Kendra: You’ve still got so much time ahead of you, but I’d love to know what or who got you into music, and when did you go from someone who loves music to someone who wanted to make their own?
Luna Elle: The person who got me into music was Beyoncé. From a young age, I admired her for her vocals, dancing, and love for music! She’s always been my #1 inspiration, and when I experienced my first studio session, I understood her love for making music while discovering mine.
Kendra: You’ve been dropping music for a while now, but things seemed to take a turn – in the best way – in 2022 after ‘L.O.V.E.’ and “Why.” Which, when you listen back to that EP, are there any aspects of that record that you’re going to try and incorporate into your music as you continue to move forward and upward?
Luna Elle: Yes, of course! ‘L.O.V.E.’ is my first-born project, and it is the embodiment of my core sound. I will always love showing my low range and stacking as many harmonies as I can think of. These things will always be present in my music.
Kendra: Your sound harkens back to the ‘90s and early ‘00s, but those are eras you know only via entertainment as you were born not even two decades ago. For me, I had things like Vh1 that often had programs about older music, but that network has almost no music whatsoever. Do you find it harder to learn about what came before you, or are places like Spotify and YouTube more than enough?
Luna Elle: It’s not difficult to learn about who and what came before me, but it’s hard to understand the true feeling of it. As much as I research on YouTube or Spotify, I’m never going to be at a ‘106 and Park Show.’ I don’t get the authentic experience, but my friends and family who did experience the ’90s help me get a better grasp of the experience!
Kendra: Which, back in those days, an artist would flip overhearing their song on the radio for the first time. I feel like that sentiment remains, but you also had a similar experience with billboards. You’re on a couple in downtown Toronto. How did you feel seeing yourself that big in the middle of downtown?
Luna Elle: I was excited, grateful, but also mortified to see my face that big on a screen that so many people pass by and look at. Despite the slight embarrassment, I loved seeing it, my friends loved seeing it, and it felt so surreal and accomplished!
Kendra: I’m sure you’ll be on another with “Tempo” soon enough. This song definitely hits the spot and features this narrative of two people coming together in what seems like the very early stages of a situation, one in which is trying to set the pace of things. Was this inspired by true events, or are you pulling from friends and their dating adventures and misadventures?
Luna Elle: It wasn’t based on true events in my life, but I’m sure it was for someone. I’m still in the early stages of my life, so I don’t have much to write about… yet. So, I mix stories I’ve heard from friends with things I see in movies or TV shows and make a new story!
Kendra: This is your third release of 2023. Are there plans for more before we hit 2024?
Luna Elle: Yes! I’m always making more, always itching to drop a new track, and this year has a lot in store for sure! A second project might be in the works, so make sure you stay listening to find out!
Kendra: So because you’re a soccer fan and a pretty good player yourself, I’d love to know what you think the best song is to get pumped up before heading out onto the field, and perhaps the Ghanaian team can take your word for it, and some of the players can put it on their playlists…
Luna Elle: I might be weird, but I listen to R&B to get myself focused and pumped up to play a game. I do try to listen to more upbeat records, my favorite at the moment being “Deja Vu” by Beyoncé!
Kendra: Lastly, with “Tempo” out now, what else is on the horizon for you at the moment?
Luna Elle: I’m currently focused on making a project and preparing to open for my first tour. I’m super excited to explore different sounds and show my growth as an artist with this next project and upcoming tour!