Manchester alt-pop voice Dana Luna has shared new song ‘Mascara’.
The songwriter was granted time and space by lockdown to explore her music, finally getting her thoughts down on tape. The self-produced ‘Sorry, Did You Call Me ExTra?’ was a document of a young woman in her early 20s, reflecting her anxieties, ambitions, hopes, and disappointments.
Reminiscent of Maisie Peters in her melodic buoyancy or even the lyrical flair of Nina Nesbitt, Dana Luna surges into fresh territory on this all-new single.
Out now, ‘Mascara’ is a real pearl, the perfect blend of light and shade. A song about grappling with youthful freedom, it also reflects on what gets lost when real life gets in the way.
A precious piece of alt-pop, it was constructed at Mad Fox studios alongside producer Tayte, the pair working intimately to craft a rigorously honest alt-pop coming-of-age moment.
Dana Luna comments…
’Mascara’ was written in session at Mad Fox in Manchester with a little help from my producer Tayte, I knew I wanted at least one song on the album that was more reflective of growing up in Manchester and my old friends than on any previous relationship.
It was the second to last song of the five (on the EP) that we recorded and I went verse by verse breaking down ideas from my Instagram and Snapchat memories. When we were a lot younger we used to scheme our way into clubs and bars with any given method we could think up, ‘Mascara’ is a feel good nostalgic record about that first taste of freedom.
Tune in now.