Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Billie Eilish


Influences

Ben Gibbard


Bio

Ash Lune is an old soul. With her serene, verdant, piano-led pop songs, the burgeoning star wants to take listeners back to a simpler time of being, an era of plaintive love songs and aching hearts, of deftly written paeans to heartbreak and classicist, deeply-felt balladry. Hearkening back to the easy songcraft of indie icons like Ben Gibbard as well as the evocative timelessness of contemporaries like Lana Del Rey and Lorde, Lune is the perceptive new voice of an anxious generation in need of calm. “I want to be a time machine,” she says, “I want to take people back to the early-2000s, the era of some of the most beautiful love songs ever written.”

Lune has always known she was put on this earth to sing beautiful, diaphanous love songs. Born in Mumbai, India, musicality is in the 23-year-old’s veins. Every member of her family can play an instrument and sing perfectly on key, and her older brother taught her to sing from the moment she could make a noise. As she grew up, Lune became an avid listener, a quiet student of the modern classics she and her brother would scour the internet for in the early-2000s — artists like Two Door Cinema Club, Avril Lavigne, Iron & Wine, and Bon Iver, whose variety and artistic integrity helped Lune develop her own sense of style and passion. Where some artists preemptively seek centre stage, Lune always waited and listened, quietly building her own artistry through observing perfect melodies and brilliant, poetic lyricism. To Lune, listening is itself an art form; true to that, her music rewards those who will covet it and obsess over it, the quiet listeners for whom music is salvation and gospel.

Even when faced with adversity, Lune has pushed through, knowing music was in her path — as an adolescent, when told her singing voice wasn’t strong enough, her natural response was, rather than to quit, to simply work harder, molding her voice into the pristine instrument it is today. Hard work, passion, and divine talent coalesce in Lune’s art, which feels precious and finely-wrought, like a gold chain slipping through fingers.

Review

Panic at the Party

Ash Lune

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Sep 2021

Triple J
40

Such a gorgeous introduction to Ash Lune's work - this one feels as though it wouldn't cause a ripple on water it's that light and delicate.

Such a gorgeous introduction to Ash Lune's work - this one feels as though it wouldn't cause a ripple on water it's that light and delicate.

Review

Panic at the Party

Ash Lune

Review by Ash McGregor Ash McGregor

31 Aug 2021

Triple J
40

i feel like i've just watched an academy award-winning film in 3.5mins. there's peaks and troughs, and an introspective ending - beautiful.

i feel like i've just watched an academy award-winning film in 3.5mins. there's peaks and troughs, and an introspective ending - beautiful.

Review

Panic at the Party

Ash Lune

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Aug 2021

Triple J
40

i'm keen to hear more of ash getting personal and pondering life like she does here because this debut is mega enticing.

i'm keen to hear more of ash getting personal and pondering life like she does here because this debut is mega enticing.