Toronto’s talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Luna Li has just released a magical new single ‘Trying’ which showcases her creative instrumentation, floating vocals and whimsical lyrics. ‘Trying’ is infused with a psychedelic melancholia and an almost fairground sound washed through with delicate strings.
Li says of the song:
Writing this song was an exercise in vulnerability. I had been listening to the podcast Song Exploder and noticed that the episodes I connected with most were the ones where the artists really opened up. I made a conscious decision to write something vulnerable as a way to combat my shyness and to better connect with others.
‘Trying’ is about anxiety and the feeling of desperation and sense of unreality that can happen when everything gets to be too overwhelming. The dynamics and dreamy feel of the music reflect the feeling of being dazed and restless.
Accompanied by a beautifully framed video, this is a deeply personal, honest and expressive statement from an artist with a great future ahead. Self-described as a fiercely feminist rock n’ roll moon fairy, Li’s single encapsulates a dream-like tone filled with whimsy
You can get the single here and catch her at the following venues:
PUP – February 22 – Oshawa Music Hall SOLD OUT
The Music Hall Concert Theatre
Oshawa, ON, Canada
Family Man with Luna Li & Alpha and the Van
Montreal, QC, Canada
Nyssa w/ Hanorah, Luna Li, Nutrients at The Horseshoe
Toronto, ON, Canada
Photo Credit: Halle Hirota
Photo Credit: Yan Zhu
Design Credit: August Kay