It is rare for a group of musicians to effortlessly coalesce into a fully formed sound storm so quickly. Individually we have traveled very different paths which lead to each other and, from that meeting, Luness was born. Based in Seattle, Luness speaks to the world from a voice that is steeped in the emerald mists of the Pacific Northwest.
We are the product of different musical traditions and backgrounds, reaching beyond the confines of genre to create our own unique sound. Join us on our journey as we uncover and discover layers of melody and rhythm, meshing soundscapes and experimentation with lyrical curiosity and depth. We look forward to creating this new sound with you.
The beginning of the beginning:
The Inception Sessions
As we navigate our early development - writing, composing, finding our groove as it were - we've decided to start capturing each song in a series of living room performances to both hone our collaboration and to begin sharing our music with the world.
These videos and demo tracks are all recorded, mixed, mastered, filmed, and edited ourselves during these beginning days of creation.
PAREIDOLIA - Our second song, lyrics written by Elyse's father and then composed by the band, we were looking to evoke a dreamlike quality through the music and video by mirroring the many dynamic elements that a dream can take on.
MORNING TIDE - Our first collaboration. David sketched out the first half drums and chords inspiring Elyse and Shasta to write the lyrics and Jordan, Gabe and Nick to build a moving second half. This is where it all began.
Like many bands, the members of Luness hailed from different backgrounds, eventually finding themselves as a part the same, vibrant Seattle music community. While playing in different projects they became friends, at times co-collaborating, until fate and circumstance finally gave them the gentle nudge they needed to come together as one cohesive unit.