Jammerzine has an exclusive interview with the musical duo known as Lunikk. Kristina Yordanova and Denislav Popov, a.k.a. Lunikk, had a humble beginning in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria, and are now set to take their music across the world stage. It’s a rare thing for an artist, or a band, to have a sound that transcends borders as well as cultures, but Lunikk achieve this as a part of their sound. And they do it effortlessly.
In this interview, we talk about the origins of Lunikk and how Kristina and Deni work together as well as the evolution of that sound, that sweet sound that mixes genres and influences just underneath the originality that is Lunikk, and much more.
Lunikk is an Eastern European experimental pop duo created by Kristina Yordanova and Denislav Popov. They met a couple of years ago when Deni was in a rock band and Kristina was deeply deluded that music is something she doesn’t want to pursue. After many shared moments and conversations about music, they understood that their brains were chattering on the same frequency. As fate would have it, while Kristina kept a notebook with written poetry (called “Let’s live on Mars”) Deni’s band broke up, and slowly but surely the two discovered they wanted to hate and love the world together through the same melodies.
Consequently, they promised each other that there will be no compromises and that no ego can stay in the way. They built up a studio in a room at their apartment and 2 years and many cigarettes later 12 songs have been born within an imaginary world. A world that is based on the grey reality they are living in but delivered in a way anybody can relate to.
The beats and instrumentals are all done by Deni, but the vocal lines and the messages are framed by Kristina. They are very much influenced by artists such as Robert Johnson, Son House, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Coldplay, twenty one pilots, Highly Suspect, Lorde, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, and many, many more. Their name comes from the Bulgarian word for “Moon”.
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