“Luna: Fantasy Named Happiness” by SamSeb Kierkegaard

SamSeb Kierkegaard is a South Korean solo alt rock artist from the UK, from a young age SamSeb was starting to understand his love for performing but still had yet to become an artist. During the 2020 Uk lockdown, SamSeb was reminded of these feelings and began pursuing music.

With his music, he is aiming to capture the innermost dark emotions, which includes anxiety, depression, denial, rejection and with all of that he also tried to introduce philosophy on existentialism and fictional character personality to his efforts.

SamSeb has released three singles before the release of his EP “Luna: Fantasy Named Happiness”, his most popular song being his first song from the EP, “Luna: The Invisible Irony”. With over 6,900 listens this song begins the journey for Luna Moonlight, who is a boy from the city of Reality. The heavy distorted guitar mixed with the airy vocals makes for the a great entrance for the heroine.

The EP feels like it belongs in the world of the mid 2000s pop punk, you can transport yourself back in time as you listen to the story of Luna, you almost start to become him as the EP carries on. “Luna: Luna Moonlight” continues the story with a similar ambience about, the song makes you feel like you’re in a world that you have created.

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a type of anxious personality disorder. People with DPD often feel helpless, submissive or incapable of taking care of themselves. “Luna: Dependent Personality Disorder” starts off a bit chaotic sounding but yet put together which is what DPD can feel like. To put a disorder in a feeling, in a song, is an almost impossible task yet SamSeb has done that with “Luna: Dependent Personality Disorder”.

As the album is coming to an end, it brings you to “Luna: The Myth of Sisyphus” which has an amazing music video to match. The visualizer will take you to the City of Dreams and Happiness in ruins and you are seeing it from the perspective of ‘The Boy from the City of Reality’ looking at the City of Dreams and Happiness. The EP from SamSeb will leave you feeling quite emotional in many positive ways, he may become your new favorite artist.

Written by Jaye Maverick

Photo credits please: Claude Ando




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