Luna Luna has your soundtrack ready for the next full moon, which is expected this upcoming Sunday. The Dallas-based synth-rock band’s qualifications for DJing the event are most explicitly and recently spelled out in their newly unveiled debut LP Flower Moon, which merges space-age funk with skygazing R&B. Most of the record feels equally fitting for dancefloors and introspective nights in—or, perhaps, an introspective night out which sees you contemplating the cosmos while dissociating at the club.
While LL bring this same energy to the playlist they compiled for us—which features lunar-centric tracks from Kid Cudi, Bruno Mars, Kali Uchis—the group also demonstrates their wide range of influences with a nod to Neil Young’s classic “Harvest Moon” and one of Beach House’s spaciest tracks. You can stream the band’s playlist below with commentary from singer-songwriter Kavvi, and stream Flower Moon here.
Neil Young, “Harvest Moon”
The first time I heard this song was on a long car ride coming back from tour. It’s the ultimate long-drive-and-look-up-to-the-sky song.
Kali Uchis, “la luna enamorada”
This track is calm and mellow. It reminds me of the intro to Narcos. I picture being in a cantina in the middle of Colombia when I hear this song.
Bruno Mars, “Talking to the Moon”
Like many people I was introduced to this song on TikTok. Very underrated song from Bruno Mars’ debut album. Definitely a great song to listen to when you’re missing someone.
Doja Cat, “Roll with Us”
Another song for a night time cruise with the girls and gays.
Beach House, “Black Car”
A song for those nights when it feels like you’re stuck in an A24 film.
Bea1991, “Safe Ground”
This is very much a late night vibe. I like to listen to this song on my midnight wine run to Kroger.
David Bowie, “Starman”
I don’t think I’ve ever played this song other than at nighttime. It took me a long time to get into David Bowie but I’m glad that I did.
Kid Cudi, “Day N Night”
Listening to this song feels like being in space. I remember hearing this song for the first time when I was 15 and it still holds up today!
Luna Luna, “Revelation”
After we made this song we realized how ethereal it felt. It sounds like the song that plays in a movie during the scene where everything gets resolved and works out.
Dominic Fike, “The Kiss of Venus”
This is a song you play on your way home after having a great night with your friends.