Sofi Chetrar: You may say your musical career began with the music video “Autumn”. You recorded your son and yourself on the playground using your laptop. How did you feel at the time when writing this song and creating this music video?
Luna: At that time I felt rebellious and free, as I continue to feel now, but there were different circumstances at the beginning of my career than there are now. The music video “Autumn” will forever remain so virgin and fundamental in my heart. The songs and videos from back then were inspired by the concept of soul, which is why they turned out to be so memorable.
When I came up with the video for the song “Autumn”, I had a clear idea – to take my son and shoot a video on a laptop, but I did not know what would happen in the end. It was very impromptu, I could not predict that he would cry and that the girl in the background would be doing a workout routine. It was very atmospheric.
My son also teaches me a lot. I am glad I had him at a stage of my life when I had not yet matured because now he simply won’t let me. I don’t want to become mature and serious, I want to always be a child.
S: When I came across your music for the first time, you performed “Jukebox”. I loved everything about that performance; your singing, the outfit you were wearing, the lighting and the set-up of the stage. Do you get very involved with the visual aspect of your performances?
L: Of course. I always participate in all the creative processes of Luna’s identity, starting from art direction, writing lyrics to creating music and performing songs on stage. But apart from me, there is a whole team working on the project. After every new song release, we meet up to share feelings and thoughts on which direction the lighting and the visuals are heading.
I always try to listen to myself and keep an exact part of my style within the visuals. This applies to absolutely everything: music videos, photos on Instagram, posters, etc. Something can be very trendy at the moment, but if it doesn’t comply with me, I have no interest in it. I never change myself and this is one of my strengths.