We had the good fortune of connecting with Luna and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Luna, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success is mental. I believe I have million dollar ideas and I do the best I can with the resources available to me to make them happen. This mindset and work ethic has made all the difference. Physical and mental exercise like yoga, meditation and vocalizing routinely help me stay focused, motivated and disciplined. These activities stimulate my being in ways that inspire me to stay dedicated to my ideas and bringing them to life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an independent singer-songwriter and recording artist from the San Fernando Valley. I write retro-contemporary pop songs that celebrate the light and shadows sides of love and human nature. My music is inspired by a lifetime of living fast, loving hard and searching for spiritual healing through it all. I think that’s what makes me different from everyone else. I am most proud of my debut EP “This Must Be Love.” Releasing an original EP was something I dreamed of my entire life. I hoped and I manifested so hard for it. But to say that I actually did it! My 5-year-old self would be out of her mind right now. I accomplished a dream the day “This Must Be Love” came out. That means a lot to me. It’s the power of being there and dedication to getting better that got me to where I am today. I took lessons. I attended networking events all over Los Angeles. I reached out to people who specialized in things that would compliment my aesthetics. I wasn’t (and still am not) afraid to meet people or go places alone if I feel it’s going to benefit my career. I’m a hustler. I’m adaptable. I’m resilient and I’m likable. I think that’s been my ticket to getting this far. The journey to where I am at now wasn’t easy by any means. It definitely took hustle, perseverance and a lot of unlearning to get here. One of my biggest challenges was overcoming my own mind. The mental tension was so bad it was affecting my voice and drowning my authentic voice. Something in my subconscious was holding me back. It took lots of practice and deep spiritual work to reprogram the way I think of myself and to build the mindset for me to overcome the fears that were suppressing my truth. I learned how to trust my creative instincts, which taught me to be more confident about my vision and my purpose as an artist. I know what I’m capable of now. It’s making all the difference, in all areas of my life. I want the world to know that I wish to be an inspiration for all who dare to chase their dreams. May my life as an artist be what inspires others to find truth and live for love.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I live for dramatics and the nightlife so, depending on the vibe, we will most likely go bar hopping one night in West Hollywood- Laurel Hardware is a fun place to start for dinner and drinks before making our way down Santa Monica Blvd. to The Abbey and Chapel. We’d definitely catch some live music at The Troubadour, or maybe a concert at The Greek or The Hollywood Bowl. I personally enjoy the EDM scene, therefore, at some point, we’ll have to hit up a show at The Palladium and eventually the night at an after-hours party at some secret location downtown that I will never tell. If we’re trying to keep it more low key one night then Ventura Blvd. is my go to. Lots of great little restaurants and shops to check out like Crave Cafe. We could go shopping at some of my favorite thrift stores like American Rag on La Brea. I love all the Buffalo Exchange and Iguana stores too- all their locations are filled with gems. But the best spot in L.A. is undoubtedly my Lita, aka my abuelita, aka my grandma’s house. It’s home for me and my favorite place in the world.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Thank you for believing in me: Branndi Cook Cassie Barron Birdee Bow Bsquared MGMT Deadfriend The Takers Club Producers Social
Other: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IbKh62fwJqrKAR7Gyjec0?si=2Vvv–adTzmq9QqCpzDO4Q
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