Korean-Canadian multi-hyphenate artist Luna Li releases her brand new magnificent album ‘Duality’ via In Real Life
The project of Hannah Bussiere Kim, Luni Li is a blend of indie rock and psych; where experimental neoclassical morphs into pristine pop. Her sound is that of an everyday symphony, crafted from the perspective of the female gaze.
When the pandemic started, she started self-recording instrumental interludes as a radical form of care. By letting others into spontaneous moments of creation, she made her process transparent and communal.
On the album, alongside features from Jay Som on ‘Boring Again‘, Dreamer Isioma with ‘Flower (In Full Bloom)‘ and her recent hit with beabadoobee, ‘Silver Into Rain’, Li wrestles otherworldly ambitions to the ground, embracing vulnerability and her identity.
Capable of both detonating an incendiary riff or slipping into the splendour of celestial strings, be it on the violin or harpsichord, the album’s power lies in its most delicate moments.
Luna Li‘s intuition as an artist sees her consummately capable of taking risks and refining the contours of a melody to best serve the song. Li invites enough space for her ideas to breathe, so “The songs never quite have only one feeling,” she explains. “Each song had some element of light and dark — where there’s happiness there’s still uncertainty; where there’s anxiety there’s also beauty; and where there’s tension there’s freedom.” Luna Li is more than a musical project. It’s a world unto itself, and a kingdom of its creator’s making.