On Friday October 30th, Luunah release their debut album self-titled ‘Luunah’.
Fans have eagerly anticipated the upcoming project since June when it’s release was originally expected. Despite delays due to Covid-19 Pandemic, the band are grateful for more time given to refine their work, experiment stylistically and reconsider lyrics in an attempt to enhance each song’s message.
The 10 track album explores themes such as transition, self-awareness and acceptance of the unknown – ideas that resonate now more than ever. At a time when social, economic and personal uncertainty is so pervasive, Luunah believes music is an authentic antidote that can help people through this agonising period.
Lead singer Sarah-Beth wrote the songs religiously throughout her final years of college. “These songs represent a pivotal stage in my life as I settled into adulthood,” she reflects. “Writing has always been my way of processing emotions and animating the world around me. I would write in between college lectures, on my work breaks or at 2am on sleepless nights. I’d listen back to rough recordings on my phone and take mental notes on how the narrative embedded in chords could be brought further to life.”
No Luunah song is signed off without the input of band members Paul Brennan, Lee Kennedy, Emily Naughton and James Gormely. Their music is created in a collaborative manner where each member offers individual strengths and works to create emotional sparks in every line.
Producer Brian Casey helped the band to encapsulate their anti-pop vision in his West Cork studio, offering musical direction, insight and years of experience.
‘Luunah’ is a sure remedy to cure the lockdown blues.
Luunah is a band who enjoy pushing creative boundaries and exploring new territories as they attempt to make the world a more intriguing place through music. Their ability to seamlessly blend contrasting styles such as Pop, Alternative and R&B proves there is always potential for new genres to flourish and continue the electrifying evolution of sound.
The group was formed in 2019 by singer-songwriter Sarah-Beth O’Mullane with friends while studying at the CIT Cork School of Music. Sarah-Beth plays and composes alongside Paul Brennan (drums), Lee Kennedy (bass), Emily Naughton (synth) and James Gormley (guitar). Having all come from diverse musical backgrounds with experience in various scenes, they found common ground in their desire to create authentic original music.
Words are delicately placed within the structure of a driving rhythm section while ethereal synth and piano textures act as the glue which holds each song together. Through their music, Luunah aims to capture all the colourful emotions sprawled across the human spectrum – no matter how ambiguous or forbidden.
They have performed at Electric Picnic, Indiependence and numerous established venues across the country. They have received both national and international radio play, recently featuring on RTE 1 Recommends playlist, 2FM, 2XM and more.