Norway’s up and coming ‘Red Moon’ (Joanna-Deborah Bussinger) shares her stunning new single ‘Emotional’. This intoxicating release is an elegant, otherworldly offering that shines a light into the depth of feeling, and the power it can hold in the moment.
Fiercely in touch and in tune with her emotions, Red Moon’s music and songwriting is driven straight from her heart. “We are not creating algorithms; we are creating waves and real emotions which we transform into sounds and lyrics. Music to me is a reflection of emotion” She explained.
Sharing this track in the hope it may bring solace and comfort to listeners who can relate, Joanna shares “This song is a confrontation between yourself and someone who throws you off balance; like when things escalate in a fight or when it seems like there is no way out of a specific moment. In hindsight, you know things could have been handled differently.
I’m still looking to find that “balance” of finding a safe place for communicating in the midst of a fight. Because in the heat of the moment our emotions cause us to misunderstand each other and ruin what we wanted to accomplish through our fight. It’s accepting what I am feeling and still know it always takes two to want to solve a conflict.”
Last summer the Norwegian-swiss artist burst onto the scene with her stunning debut single ‘Dogma’, a beautiful showcase of her glacial vocals teamed with sincere and flawless songwriting. Fast forward to the winter of 2020 and Red Moon has released her debut EP, Phase I:XI. Turning heads amongst press and radio with her one of kind, sound and energy, she scooped support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, DIY, The Sunday Times & Record of the Day.
Raised in an artistic household, in Norway’s rural town of Nittedal, Joanna’s creativity was heavily supported by her family. Her mother and grandmother both esteemed painters, she was encouraged to pursue all things creative. “Growing up my mother told me I was always being someone, channelling my emotions into different outputs like painting, dancing, singing”.
Moving between Norway and Switzerland, she attended a music academy where she learnt piano and was encouraged to experiment and expand her talent and comfort zone. Later as her confidence to perform grew, she started splitting her time between her self-described magical triangle of Oslo, Berlin and London. Taking inspiration from a healthy selection of strong female artists including Imogen Heap and Sia, she was fascinated by melodrama and emotion, something which she’s been able to confidently channel into her own music.
As Red Moon strides into her second phase, cementing her signature, timeless style, she’s definitely an artist to keep all eyes on.