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Neon Bunny

Neon Bunny

Meet singer-songwriter from South Korea, Neon Bunny.

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi, I’m a singer-songwriter-producer based in Seoul.

 

Describe the city you’re living in and what it’s like to live there.

It’s really busy and crowded everywhere you go and everything changes really quickly.

 

What is the best and worst thing about living in your city?

The best thing is there are too many great new artists you can work with. I think Seoul is kinda like 90’s New York. Many great new things are happening everywhere. The bad thing is it’s really competitive and sometimes I feel like I don’t have anyone, especially musician friends, that I can trust lol

 

The best thing is there are too many great new artists you can work with. I think Seoul is kinda like 90’s New York. Many great new things are happening everywhere.

Give us 3 words that describe what it’s like to be a creative in your city.

Seoul: tension, competitive, anxiety

 

How did you start your career in art?

I grew up as a Jazz club’s daughter in Seoul. Music came naturally to me except I’ve got no talent for playing the piano. 

I grew up as a Jazz club’s daughter in Seoul. Music came naturally to me except I’ve got no talent for playing the piano.
Were the people around you supportive of your decision on working as a creative?

Yes, they were very supportive in a way but then my parents didn’t want me to be a songwriter. They wanted me to be a jazz pianist but now they are really supportive of my career as Neon Bunny

 

What are some goals and ambitions you have for your future work?

I’m traveling in the US with my husband right now. I hope I can come back for a show and tour the US from coast to coast.

 

I’m traveling in the US with my husband right now. I hope I can come back for a show and tour the US from coast to coast.
If you could collaborate with any person in the world who would it be?

Always Blood Orange.

How would you describe the women around you?

There are two types of women around me here in Korea. One is a very enthusiastic feminist woman who can do anything and the other type is what you might know as the conservative women from Korea. Some really conservative church-goers believe that men should make money for women because god meant life to be that way. I can’t be friends with these people.

 

Were there any local female creatives that you looked up to when you were growing up?

I guess there was no one that I  looked up to when I was growing up.

Are there any challenging aspects of being a female in your industry?

In Korea, I meet new people and tell them I’m a musician and they consider me as a vocal (a singer who only provides the vocals to a song but is not involved in the process of creating or writing music). I don’t mean to look down on vocals. I think a lot of people like my voice and I really appreciate it but it’s still quite challenging to tell them that women can make music!

 

Do not listen to anybody and do whatever you want to do.

Do you have any advice to young women who are aspiring to work in your field?

Do not listen to anybody and do whatever you want to do.

 

 

Photos courtesy of Neon Bunny and Julia Wang.

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