Spotted: Jean Bell – Luna

Today I’m introducing you to the composer Jean Bell and his track Luna. Jean is originally from Panama, but have also lived in Norway. He is now located in France. Jeans is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and composer.

The track Luna was released as a single on the 2nd of July, 2021.

Tell us something about your track Luna!
To write Luna, I took a different approach to my previous releases and wrote the way I usually write pop songs on guitar.I wanted to write a minimal, soft piece. Almost a lullaby, with a simple but strong, catchy melodic line. Each note well-spaced out, allowing them to breathe and reverberate.This reminds me in some ways of a quote by Mozart: “The music is not in the notes but in the silence between”. I think that sometimes, for some songs, less is more, and I think that’s the case with Luna.For ambiance and to add a touch of melancholy, I used a good amount of reverb; I think it adds a dreamy texture to the track. Cinematic feel as well.But above the musical theory and technical aspects of songwriting and recording, the most important thing to me is how the song makes me feel as I’m playing it while writing. If you use instinct, the song will evolve naturally. Almost magically into what it is meant to be.The melody and overall feel must move me and awaken emotions, otherwise, it is not telling me a story.

Thank you very much for this Jean!

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