Luna Shadows – The Nineties


As an artist Luna Shadows has one of the most diverse soundscapes around right now with her flipping between darkly toned pop, house dance anthems and even jazzy toned alternative music and she’s continuing to shake things up again with her latest release whilst keeping her signature The title of this track says it all really as today Luna Shadows is going to take us down memory lane and into our nostalgia ladened past with her track The Nineties.

“I never forget a fear, starting with my earliest visions of how I might go: falling into lava or quicksand, two scenes that the ’90s video games of my childhood painted as fairly possible outcomes.” Luna Shadows begins to explain. “I wrote this song at a time when I was experiencing such debilitating bouts of hypervigilance that the simple act of leaving my home felt frightening. Everything everywhere was out to get me. So many things could go wrong in a day: car accidents, shark attacks, lightning strikes, drowning, losing loved ones. I go through periods where I pull every and any nearby fear into focus. The attempt to fit as many of these fears as possible into an upbeat production for ‘The Nineties’ was a very deliberate act intended to help me view myself with a lighter heart, to take back some control, and to laugh in the face of my anxious habits.

The production of this track feels very early 90’s video games, which is communicated through that lovely artwork, with the buoyant synths beats that allow the airy vocals of Shadows to sharply pierce through them in a glorious fashion. However the highlight is the juxtaposing nature of the piece, the lighthearted bouncy beats contrasting the more darkly toned lyrics in a glorious fashion that will have you falling in love with her sound all over again. Another stellar offering from this thriving artist.

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