Sunny from the Moon

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Sunny from the Moon is a musical duo, consisting of two people: composer  Iraklii Minadze (DOB 11 July 1986) and vocalist Alexandra Odinaeva (DOB 21 May 1985). The band is based in Moscow, Russia.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Currently the band has written three musical albums, two soundtracks for the international events, two soundtracks for theatrical plays, several soundtracks for different commercial videos and events. In 2015 the band wrote two and a half hour soundtrack for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan. SFTM became official composers of the opening ceremony of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi 2017.  The band wrote 10 original songs for the ceremony and worked with famous Russian singers. In 2017 SFTM released four dance singles: “La-La-Life”, “Under My Skin”, “Vortex” and “Alive Again”

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

The main genre is Pop, but also  Electronic, EDM, and we like Indie. “Under My Skin” is  a mix of light tropical summer vibes and drop is more Electronic, Urban style. The lyrics is about breaking through  the barriers inside you,  when you have left behind all of your fears and self-doubts, you start to feel the power under your skin.

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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.

“Sunny from the Moon”  or SFTM became it’s musical journey in 2011 (released first indie-rock album), in 2013 the band released Easy play called “Molodost” (also indie-rock style  with Russian lyrics). In 2014 SFTM wrote their first  soundtrack for theatrical play (score duration 1 hour).

Then there was  few soundtracks for commercials (Fujifilm Instax in Russia), boxing fights (intro for the shows of the main fights for Alexander Povetkin and Denis Lebedev). In 2015 the band wrote two and a half hour soundtrack for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan. In 2016 SFTM released Easy play “Flaming Rose” – rock in English, Italian and Latin.  SFTM became official composers of the opening ceremony of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi 2017.  The band wrote 10 original songs for the ceremony and worked with famous Russian singers. In 2017 SFTM released four dance singles: “La-La-Life”, “Under My Skin”, “Vortex” and “Alive Again”

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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. 

There are only two people in the band. Iraklii Minadze as a composer, multi instrumentalist, musical producer and all production maker. Alexandra Odinaeva is a vocalist and ideologist, she writes lyrics and vocals. “”Under My Skin” was written in Moscow studio.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

We’ve been in the music industry from 2005. Iraklii began as a DJ and sound producer on different Russian radio stations. Alexandra began as VJ on Russian MTV, then as musical journalist on different famous Russian channels. She worked as  an editor in Cheef and musical editor for the biggest Russian event company http://www.sechenov.com for the last 6 years. Now the band is writing their own singles and also creating soundtrack for the opening ceremony of  KHL All Stars Game in Astana 2018.

The main goal of the band  now is to perform on music festivals with its dance music program.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Life inspires us, the nature and travels also help.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

There is no secret. The main thing is to fall in love with first notes of the song. If the beat  makes your heart pumping and your legs dancing, if the melody writes the lyrics itself – that’s the thing.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

Just live your life right here and right now.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Keep doing what you’re doing, stay tuned on musical industry development, but keep your own unique sight.

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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.

Gaming Music TV Channel on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkQ_ozc_caw

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Every time it’s a different experience, in general we write songs together, night time mostly.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

The Doors, Kate Bush, Dua Lipa, Avici, and We Are Augustines.

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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.

We worked with famous Russian artists Dima Bilan (Eurovision song contest winner), Polina Gagarina, Nyusha, Teona Dolnikova, Alexander Panayotov, Sergey Lazarev, Vienna Opera Theater soloist Aida Garifullina, Dina Garipova (Russian “Voice” first finalist) and so on.  We are preparing featuring track with popular Russian rap artist Pika.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Web-site: https://www.sunnyfromthemoon.com/music

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/irakly

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://itunes.apple.com/ru/album/under-my-skin-single/id1208887928

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Sunny_from_the_Moon_Under_My_Skin?id=Bkym7jhm7esgflbke6d52jaj5oa&pageId=113469094587072027545

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

The happiest day is when we met each other, and the saddest day, we don’t want to remember these days).

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Good question.  We will create our music studio somewhere near to the sea with wine yards close to the studio. And of course we’ll help our families and friends.

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