Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
I go by the name of EDSUN. I was born in Luxembourg (Europe). I remember that from age 0 to 4 my parents had a pub in which they had music events every now and then. I remember being put on tables and dancing while everyone was cheering. When we moved to our new house at age 4, music was still playing everywhere, while eating, in the car, every day there was music. So I guess that’s maybe why it became something I love.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
I (EDSUN) am a musician/dancer/performer. Music has been a part of me since I was very young. I started to get more into writing and producing at the end of high school. Before that, I was more focused on dance but then I noticed that something in the past was missing, which was my passion for singing. So I started to focus on what I really wanted to do and what I always dreamt of. Ever since, I think I have gained more confidence, I got better in singing and I tried to unlearn everything I knew in dance to learn different techniques with another approach.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
I’m not sure if my music is just one genre, it’s difficult for me to categorise it but it has RnB, electro and maybe even pop influences. The song ‘Apologee’ is about not wanting to be put in boxes. These boxes bring up all these walls that separate us as a human species and is putting us under a lot of pressure. According to these boxes, men should not cry and women should not have hair on theirs legs. isn’t that too much to carry?

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
I like to take risk and I’ve been told to be too perfectionist. I’m very sensitive but I think one might recognise that in my music. The ups are when people tell you that they really enjoy what you do and when people believe in you when you don’t believe in yourself. The downs for me are always the periods of self doubt or feeling misunderstood. But I’m learning everyday and I’m getting better in my downs.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.
The music producers that I worked with so far have been very respectful about bringing my vision come to life. I have the chance to have a growing team around me that is helping me build my career. They are amazing, they believe in me and they believe in themselves as well.
The music video for ‘Apologee’ was directed by me and my friend Isaiah Wilson. After having recorded the song months ago, I decided to shoot a video to it. We had the chance to film it in a location that matched my vision. It was a very cold felt location that portrayed space and emptiness.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
I have been doing music professionally for two years. I’ve put out my first EP called N.O. from which I released two singles, ‘No Compliments’ and ‘No Flashing Lights’. This process allowed me to grow as musician and as an artist. It showed me in which direction I wanted to go and where I didn’t. Since I’m a dancer as well, this period allowed me to design my own language of movements alongside my music. I’m learning everyday and I hope to keep on growing everyday and I wish the same for my music.
My future goals are to work with new producers that can bring my vision to another level. I want to be on the biggest stages to bring the performances that I have in the back of my head to life.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Basically my experiences inspire me to write and my encounters with any human beings, I could meet you once for five minutes and I could write a song about that. But I’m also inspired by minorities, people that are rejected by society because of their gender, race or sexual orientation or other discrimination. I see so much strength in us.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
I think that lately in this fast live world there are a lot of calculations for making hit songs. The kind of “give them what they want” style which I am not a fan of. But for making a good song that lasts and touches people, I think that the people making music have to be connected and the energy has to be right, also I think you have to give it time and not be in a hurry.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
Living in a box is not pretty. Boxes separate us as human beings and the rules that the boxes dictate come at high price and with a lot of pressure. Breaking down barriers will bring us closer to a sense of freedom and closer to each other. Let’s accept and let’s tolerate.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Don’t give up. Try to learn something everyday. Stay true and fair to yourself.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.
I’m an artist that is looking for truth through music. My songs are therapeutic for me and so was my first EP N.O.. Everything I’ve learned in the past two years is preparation for what will come. This is the beginning of my career. My new song ‘Apologee’ is out now and there is more to come. My work was recognised last year when I won the Luxembourg’s Video Clip Award for Best Upcoming Director 2016 co-directed by Isaiah Wilson at the VCA’s during the Sonic Visions Festival.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.
I’ve been blessed that my songs are being aired on radio stations such as RTL radio, Eldoradio, 100.7 and a few others. I’m grateful that some blogs are recognising my work, like you guys, Soundkartell, Colombemusic and some others.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
It always depends, sometimes I just like to write in peace at home, but I mostly write in the studio while creating the music. Very often I just freestyle the lines, then write them down or just sing it out. It always starts with experimenting, then when something I like comes to live I like to embody it with my melodies and harmonies and continue from there.

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Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols.
Naming five people would be unfair cause there are so many that inspire me. But I will say that I look up to people that are fearless and that follow their heart.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.
Production-wise I have worked with Emerine Samuel, Navid Razvi, Eric Foy, Mudaze and Céhashi. I would love to work with people who bring out their truth through their music – Kevin Garrett, Jamie Woon, Banks and Frank Ocean.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.
Follow EDSUN here:
www.edsunmusic.com
www.facebook.com/edsunmusic
www.instagram.com/edsunmusic
www.twitter.com/edsunmusic

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.
Apple Music – apple.co/2gNVrbq
Spotify – spoti.fi/2ytBG0j
Soundcloud – bit.ly/2hM4RDJ
Amazon Music – amzn.to/2xL5ofl
Deezer – bit.ly/2x0jutz

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
Hard to say… There have been many of both. The best is to live in the moment and to let go of the past.


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