Reminding everyone that your dreams are just a step away, LUND was once like so many of us just a few months ago when he uploaded his single, ‘Broken’ online. Looking down the line, he now has a hit featuring world known artists, a record deal, and millions of listeners.
Breaking boundaries, LUND continues to cross genres between hip-hop, pop, and alternative as he effortlessly floats through playlists as smoothly as his melodies. Debuting from Republic Records, he is already making quite a name for himself with over 2 million monthly Spotify listeners and his name next to artists like Lil Skies and Noah Cyrus on the ‘Broken’ remix! That track alone has already gained over 3 million streams around the world, and with the recent release of LUND’s EP Project of a Person, we can only imagine how quickly those numbers a rising!
Talking about feeling lonely in a world full of people, what it was like collaborating with Noah Cyrus and Lil Skies, and what fans can look out for next year, LUND takes a look at his journey to music in our exclusive interview!
How did you know you wanted to pursue music?
I’ve always had a passion for music, but I never in my wildest dreams would have thought it possible for me to have a career in it. It’s always been something I do for fun. Once I realized how people connect with my music, it really inspired me to take it seriously.
How many instruments can you play, and which is your favorite? Are there any more you’d like to learn?
I can play a few instruments but none very well (haha).
My favorite instrument is probably the voice. Not my voice (haha) but like vocals in general. Guitar is a close second. In all honesty, I find instruments so fascinating, so if there is one I can’t play, I’ll mess around with it ’til I can. One instrument I’d really like to learn how to play is the harp.
You were a part of the marching band and orchestra; did it help your love for music grow? If so, how and what was your favorite part of being in a music program?
Yes, through middle and high school, I was in orchestra/band, and it gave me the opportunity to learn different instruments and music theory. It definitely helped fuel my passion for music at a young age.
What song of yours would you say feels the most raw and pure emotionally to you, and what would you like your fans to take from it?
‘Out of Time’ is one that really resonates with me. I’d like to think it helps my fans feel less alone and me as well. We are all living life going through similar feelings, but we often feel so alone when we’re surrounded by 7 billion people dealing with the same feelings.
When looking at the songwriting and production process, what is your favorite part? Is there anything you wish to learn in the future so you can have a bigger part in the process?
I live for the whole process, honestly, but one of my favorite parts is when I lay the vocals and I can hear the whole beat and vocals come together how I imagined. I’m constantly learning; the moment you think you know it all, you’re doomed.
Can you tell us what it was like working with Noah Cyrus and Lil Skies on the ‘Broken’ remix? What do you think is the hardest part of collaborating with other artists, and what do you find most rewarding?
It was an amazing experience; both of them are such cool, down to earth people. I think the most trying thing about collaborating is the anxiety you get from anticipation. I was so excited to hear both parts and the final mix. When you are doing everything by yourself it’s easy to get tunnel vision. Working with other artists allows you to challenge yourself and step outside your comfort zone, which I definitely find most rewarding.
What’s one big milestone you hope to hit at some point in your career, and what does the rest of 2020 have in store for you? Can we expect more new music in 2021?
One milestone I hope to achieve would be playing in front of 100k+ people at one time; I can only imagine what that feels like. As 2020 comes to an end, I’ll be working on music and planning the next releases for 2021.
If you could put on your own music festival, what five artists or bands would be at the top of your list as must-have performances? What’s your favorite song or project by these artists and why?
That really depends on my mood, but right now probably:
Baby keem – ‘Hooligan’
Smino – ‘Z4L’
Crumb – ‘Ghost Ride’
$not – 4
Frank ocean – ‘Moon River’ Remix
Daniel Cesar – ‘Japanese Denim’
We can not wait to see what LUND has planned for next year, and we hope to be in the crowd when he hits that dream milestone that we are sure is close to fruition!
Listen to LUND’s dream festival line up and his EP below!
Featured Image via Lindsey Byrnes