By: Shayla Lee
DIY multi-instrumentalist Luna Shadows is known for creating alternative pop music that juxtaposes light and dark elements. Her California melancholic pop music has struck a chord with listeners around the world with Luna racking up over 35 million streams as an independent artist. Now signed to +1 Records, Luna has released a new track called ‘lowercase’ which was co-produced by Brad Hales of Now, Now and Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous.
From beginning to end, Luna oversees every aspect of her projects whether it be audio or visual. This is completely apparent in ‘lowercase,’ where every single element in the track is perfectly placed. With a flourishing production of soft synths and claps mixed with her ethereal vocals and relatable lyrics, ‘lowercase’ showcases Luna’s talent both vocally, lyrically, and as a co-producer. When asked about the track, Luna explained that the song is about recognizing your power in a relationship.
“Everyone has a person in their life that has the ability to devastate, quickly and effortlessly. lowercase is a song about recognizing your power through awareness in a situation were you have been made to feel incredibly small by another. This takedown is detailed through a central metaphor, a reference to the millennial digital communication ‘you break down to lowercase, the capitals you take for only you.”
Luna also curated an exclusive playlist for Femme Riot, featuring both “dark” and “light” music that inspires her. The playlist alternates between light and dark tracks and features music by Broken Social Scene, Broods, Elohim, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about the cool California artist, check out our interview with Luna here or follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can stream ‘lowercase’ and listen to Luna’s Light and Dark playlist below.