Luna Keller - 'Packing My Bags'
Luna Keller is a 17 year old singer-songwriter who has released seven singles in a short period of time to critical acclaim. Luna's song "Packing My Bags" will be featured on BWH Music Group's compilation CD release 'THAT SUMMER by Various Artists'. The CD, scheduled for global release in June, 2018, will boast songs by 15 amazing indie artists from around the world in multiple genres.
Luna, what song do you have featured on 'THAT SUMMER by Various Artists'? Tell us what the song is about and how you think it fits into a project about the summer? The song is called Packing My Bags and its about traveling around the world. Summer is the holiday season and therefore the song is very connected to it.
How did you write "Packing My Bags"? What was your process?
I wrote this song in my room, without really knowing what I was writing about. This happens to me quite a lot... I often don't understand the song I'm writing until its finished. Take a listen to Luna's song "Packing My Bags" on YouTube:
Looking back, what was the best summer of your life and why?! That's a very good question, I don't think that I could pick one. Summer has always been related to traveling a lot in my life and, as every place is wonderful in its own way, I couldn't really pick one favorite.
There are so many amazing artists on the compilation CD! This project seems to be all about collaboration. Can you talk about a time in your career where you have collaborated with other artists and describe that experience for us?
Yes definitely! Collaborating with other artists is one of my favorite things about being a musician. I've written some of my best songs like "I don't know where I'm going" (which I'm currently recording) with other musicians and playing, jamming with all these amazing people is always fun! We have a little studio at home and there is always something going on thanks to my dad. I had the honor to work with people like Bruce White, who is one of the busiest viola players in the UK. He did some magic to two of my songs. Also on my next project I will be blessed to have experienced players and producers at my side. I`m really thankful to have all these people around me.
"THAT SUMMER by Various Artists' is all about songs that have something positive or remind us of Summer in some way. With that in mind, can you tell us how making music has had a positive impact on your life?
Music has influenced me since I was a child, as I grew up in a musical family so I can't really imagine a life without it. I discovered my passion for it through writing and this became my way to process my feelings. When I feel bad I take my guitar, and when I feel good, I grab it too. So how did it have a positive impact on my life? In so many ways that without it, I would probably not have a life.
Where do you live or work? What is the music scene like there? Is there anything special that goes on in June, July or August in your neck of the woods?! I live in Tenerife, the island of summer! There are a lot of festivals going on during summer all influenced by the multicultural people that live here . Do you ever take a vacation or a break from writing, playing or performing music? What is your favorite vacation? My favorite vacations are those that involve traveling with a guitar. I always take an instrument when I go abroad (if possible). In that way I don't take a break from music as I would miss it to much, but I do take a break from recording and all the work surrounding my music when I travel abroad. The music scene seems to be bursting with Summer Music Festivals. Do you have a favorite music festival that you play in or attend or is there one summer music festival you would love to play in? Well, I just played on the JazzRoja festival here in Tenerife and I would love to play at Glastonbury in England, but who wouldn't? Looking beyond the Summer, what's on your radar for 2018-2019? I'm really looking forward to the release of my next EP - Alice is in Love with the Mad Hatter - that we're currently working on. It's full of powerful messages and positive vibes that I can't wait to share with the world. In the process of creating this new project I've already gotten to work with some amazing musicians, and had a lot of fun in the studio. I hope that people will enjoy listening to it! Fans can access Luna's music on Youtube.
For more information about Luna, visit BWH Music Group's Select Roster.