Dallas, Texas-based Luna Luna have released their latest single “Golden”, a delightfully self-assuring track that blends 1990s R&B and synthpop that comes just in time for summer.
Opening with a thick bassline that calls back to those heard on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, “Golden” glides along with smooth vocal harmonies and a grooving guitar, punctuated with a rapped verse by Pretty Boy Aaron that feels anything but out of place. The song is Luna Luna’s first new release since their 2019 Carousel EP.
The band says: “‘Golden’ is about knowing you’re the shit, and everyone around you knows it too. Some people dig it, others hate it, but deep down both sides love me. The inspo for the song came from just living life. I draw unlimited inspiration just from waking up every day.” In other words, “Golden” captures the vibes that people will undoubtedly have as the worst of the pandemic recedes and summer 2021 takes over.
Accompanying the single is a new music video, directed by Ash Rosas of Boy Orange films, which saw Luna Luna visit Las Vegas for the first time. On the video the band say:
“We wanted the video to look how the song sounded so we decided that the only location that could do it justice was Las Vegas. It was our first time flying to Vegas so seeing slot machines in the airport as soon as we landed was hilarious. We didn’t have a crazy budget but shooting in Vegas made it feel like we did.”
Originally the solo project of Colombian-born, Dallas-bred Kavvi, Luna Luna grew into a four-piece through DIY house parties/shows circuit there in Dallas, and now includes Daniel Bonilla, Kaylin Martinez, and Ryan “Gordo” Gordon. They’re gearing up to release their next EP this summer.
Watch the music video for “Golden Below”: