Christian Luna realized his love for music at a very young age while watching his father, a Latin jazz musician, growing up. His goal is to inspire people to be better and never give up by writing songs everyone can relate to. Then, taking inspiration from musicians like Prince, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, and Ed Sheeran, he hopes to fill a stadium with hundreds of thousands of people coming together to enjoy music.
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Christian Luna is an American singer-songwriter living in Tampa Bay. Luna’s love and appreciation of music began with his father, a Latin jazz musician. Throughout his early life, he was exposed to many different genres from the 70s to the current day. Those artists were Prince, Michael Jackson, Queen, John Mayer, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, and Earth Wind & Fire, among many others. Those influences can be heard in his music as he seamlessly merges genres and styles. Luna’s relatable lyrics and vocal style captivate the listener and leave them wanting more. His focus is to “create something unique and beautiful.”
While watching his father perform music and notably taking an interest at a young age, Luna realized that his musical heroes all have one thing in common, “they dive into different genres or mix genres to create something beautiful. I want to do the same with today’s music.” He continues by saying, “I want to inspire others to be better and to never give up. I want to somehow keep old-school sounds alive in today’s world.” While he considers his genre of music to be a mix between pop, funk, rock, and acoustic, he is inspired by “love and life. Without music, I wouldn’t have either.”
Although he faced some hardships during his early career, such as signing a bad deal, he has continued to persevere and share his talent with the world. “Luckily, I was able to sign out, keep my songs, and remain independent,” Luna said about this difficult time. He considers this moment “the biggest mistake of [his] career,” but he learned many valuable lessons.
We asked Luna to tell us a little about his creative process when writing new music, and he has this to share- “always come up with a catchy melody. Then write something that everyone can relate to.” Understandably, after listening to so many great artists growing up, he wants to continue making a positive impact and share his stories through music that will hopefully inspire and bring people together. He added, “I would love [it] if everyone could learn how to play at least one instrument.” To change the world, Luna shares how powerful music can be in providing people with comfort, peace, and inspiration. You can follow Luna’s music journey on his Spotify and Instagram!