A debut EP by a home town artist – of course I have been curious when I ran into Luna Morgenstern and her alternative pop music. On 8th July 2021 (on a Thursday, not the classic Friday), she is releasing the five songs of Taking The Blow. Here are my thoughts.
Luna Morgenstern – About The Artist
Unfortunately, I just have very limited bio information about Luna Morgenstern. She is born and raised in Cologne, Germany, but now moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Luna Morgenstern – Taking The Blow – Track by Track
The five track EP lasts 16 minutes.
1. In My Head
People’s voices, synth sounds – Luna Morgenstern is using quite some melodic elements already at the beginning of this opener In My Head. Her high and crystal-clear voice is definitely the catching element of her music. I really enjoy the listen, even though the style of the song is not that much in my favored music genre range.
Done starts a bit of slow-ish, but then turns into a very powerful and energetic pop track. Very nice song with a nice vibe and intense rhythm in the chorus. The song has a very characteristic style – what I generally feel to be a good thing.
3. Taking The Blow
The middle of the EP features its title track. The song works a lot with harmonics and background sounds. This leads to a nice, threatening atmopshere – but also that this is track I can least relate to.
Tonight is likely the most atmospheric song of the EP, which has its climax in a dispute talk between a man and a women, roughly in the middle of the song. I have to admit that this song reminds me of some of the pop songs recorded by Taylor Swift. Beautiful how the young artist composed and arranged this track.
Piano sounds, a very fragile atmosphere. Taking The Blow finishes with a very emotional and intimate highlight of the recording. It is a song I enjoy to listen on the one hand – on the other hand, I feel it is very stripped down and thus sometimes just does not manage to keep my full attention to it.
Luna Morgenstern – Taking The Blow – Spotify
Here is Luna Morgenstern’s debut EP on Spotify:
Luna Morgenstern – Taking The Blow – My View
German pop has become a very widespread genre. Luna Morgenstern comes with a very characteristic sound and the voice of an angel. Some songs work out really good for me – some others are just not creating the catching elements to me. I have to clearly state that I like synth pop, but this dreamish and spheric sounds are not in my musical comfort zone any more. Well produced songs, I am sure there will be more music by this lady soon.
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