Kira Huszar knows a love of music is innately human. As LOONY, she and producers Adam Pondang and Noah ‘40’ Shebib protégée Akeel Henry (Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, Roy Woods, Jeremih) meld neo-soul, jazz, gospel, hip hop and R&B to create a melodious alchemy that feels as organic as it is luscious.
Born and raised in Scarborough, from the moment she came home from the hospital, Huszar was exposed to a diverse sonic landscape by her music-loving parents. Even before she could speak, the nascent artist began to sing and develop her melodic pallet; later using summer vacations at her grandmother’s house as an excuse to force her cousins into musical groupings.
When her high school boyfriend was unexpectedly incarcerated, Huszar turned trauma into catharsis by releasing her first home-made tracks into the world. But it wasn’t until 2018’s PART 1 EP that LOONY, as we know her, was born.
Two years later, back-to-back EPs, JOYRiDE and the upcoming soft thing, which have earned the up-and-comer comparisons to Erykah Badu and Sade alongside raves from the likes of Complex, Stereogum, The Fader, NME, CBC and the BBC, to name but a few.
With such acclaim and talent to spare, it’s no surprise that Sir Elton John himself declared on his international radio show: “I love that LOONY.”