Lunikk have released their new album titled ‘Unreal City’. While some of these songs have been previously released, together as a collective, they make a beautiful story bookended with heart and surrounded by originality.
From the opening title track, we get a sultry mix of dark pop and electronica, from a dynamic duo that, thank God, are not afraid to experiment. And I have always loved this about Lunikk. Kristina and Denny are not afraid to put it all on the line for the music they feel. To think that an artist can still go against the grain and come up with such a future classic, in this day and age of assembly line music. To me, Lunikk is the future of modern music. An inspiration to those that come after. Almost unreal, but, here it is.
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Lunikk is an Eastern-European experimental-pop duo created by Kristina Yordanova and Denny Popov. After meeting a couple of years ago, Denny 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 at the same frequency. As fate would have it, while Kristina kept a notebook with written poetry (called “Let’s live on Mars”) Denny’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, their imaginary world started to shape itself. 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 Denny, but the vocal lines and the messages are framed by Kristina. Influenced by artists such as Robert Johnson, Son House, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Coldplay, Twenty One pilots, Lorde, and Billie Eilish, to name a few. Their name comes from the Bulgarian word for “Moon”.