Lunar Bloom is a Toronto based trio rooted in the folk tradition whose original songs feature complex vocal harmonies and intimate storytelling. They embrace harmonic tension, and rhythms that challenge expectations, creating the story of each song through musical devices as well as poetic lyrics.
Lunar Bloom is an all female indie-folk trio with voices that weave seamlessly in and out of harmony. The three ‘blooms’ are long time friends, and have been collaborating together as music makers since 2017. Their songs have dynamic range, often with sparse acoustic accompaniment, to give focus to the intricate three part harmonies that blend deliciously and leave you wanting more.
Inspired by Canadian icons like Joni Mitchell and Feist, Lunar Bloom sings about personal, intimate experiences, sharing stories with the audience to give context. They write music about joy, love, hope, as well as depression, anxiety, grief, and how the human experience is often a combination of these (both/and, rather than either/or). Some songs are based on personal experience while others stem from larger current event issues (such as the me too movement). Lunar Bloom is passionate about making music that talks about these issues, while sharing them within a context of healing. Their motto is that the personal is universal.
Lunar Bloom’s debut performance was opening for Amanda Rheaume at Haliburton Folk Society. Since then they have played multiple venues in Toronto (The Rex, Dakota Tavern, Burdock, The Tranzac), Haliburton (Abbey Gardens, Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion), and Ottawa (LIVE on Elgin) and throughout Southern Ontario.
Their self-titled EP was nominated in the Folk/Roots Category for an Independent Music Awards 2020. The singles “Sweater”, and “Monster” from the EP have made it to top 100 in CBC Searchlight 2020 and been featured on CBC’s “Fresh Air” with Nana aba Duncan. Their recently released debut album “Running Deep” was made with support from crowdfunding and Canada Council for the Arts. Songs from Running Deep received airplay across Canada, and made #6 in the charts on CFBX.