About

“The Philosopher” was one of those songs that builds on several experiences instead of just one. It’s a song about a part of me and my way to see it. One of the things that inspired it were the deep conversations I had about the meaning of life with a dear friend. Another one is my obsession with “Sophies World” which made me a fan of philosophy from a young age. But the main story behind this comes from a concept I have been working with to understand myself better - which is assigning the different voices in my heads to characters that I can acknowledge and communicate with. This might sound a little out there, but it has really helped me label and declutter what’s going on in my mind. 

One of those characters is a bearded philosopher from ancient Greece that thinks so much that his forehead has become very wrinkly. He is the voice that doubts, that wants to think through every scenario and hyper focuses so much on making sense of things that he’s never really present or commits to anything. I think we all have an over thinker in our heads sometimes and through this song I brought my personal metaphor into an artistic form to describe him. 

The song is filled with references to the big questions many of us face in our lifetimes: Is there an absolute truth? Is there a god? Why are we here? How can we define good and evil? Ultimately I don’t think there ist a defined answer to these questions, but that means we get to define and choose our own meaning. I am finding it in the people I love, in my art, in kindness and connection. And even if my philosopher will always be there to make me doubt and question things, I have learned to see him as a reminder that keeps me aware of my focus and my path. We might have a lot on our mind, but I’ll make sure to always keep him in my heart as well. 

Luna Keller - The Philosopher

Lyrics

The philosopher
Stands on the edge looking down
And he asks himself
Am I at the top or bottom now?
The philosopher
Lets his beard grow to the ground
And he asks himself
Am I through he worst or am I missing out?

How can he love you 
When nothing is true?
How can you see him
When he can’t see you?
You are the answer
He cannot accept
He’s always looking 
For questions instead

Always on his mind
Never in his heart

The philosopher
Has a lot of doubts
He can’t calm himself 
With the words of a man in the clouds
The philosopher
Finds it hard to tell
If he belongs in heaven or hell

How can he love you 
When nothing is true?
How can you see him
When he can’t see you?
You are the answer
He cannot accept
He’s always looking 
For questions instead

Always on his mind
Never in his heart

He’ll let you know
When he finds the answer
He’ll let you know 
When his bones are clean
He’ll tell you stories of all the wonders
He has never seen

How can he love you 
When nothing is true?
How can you see him
When he can’t see you?
You are the answer
He cannot accept
He’s always looking 
For questions instead

The philosopher 
Is counting grains of rice
Playing chess with the passing of time
The philosopher
Lets his life go by

Always on his mind
Never in his heart

Always on his mind
Never in his heart

What the press says:

Luna traz uma nova forma de expressar seus pensamentos através dessa faixa com calma e tranquilidade. O que é novo para alguém ansioso, como eu, em que esses pensamentos são sempre agitados e barulhentos, como um trash metal. Assim ela consegue entregar paz e tranquilidade para quem ouve e manter as indagações que dominam a mente de todas as pessoas.  
Music for all

The Philosopher is yet another outstanding offering from one of the hardest working artists I know.
York Calling

With her broad and soaring vocal performance layered across a sombre yet heartfelt production throughout, she is continuing to cement herself as one of the more shimmering names on the rise right now.
Mystic Sons

Setting the lyrical content to the side, there is a fantastic moment where the production winds down just enough to let Keller’s vocal work shine for a moment in a cappella. And it is this moment that will likely cause you to hit play, over and over again, until you’ve memorized this contemplative tale.
Up to hear music

‘The Philosopher’ is a show-stopping piece of heart-rending folk, beautifully written, warmly delivered, and lovingly sung.
Sistra

With its poignant lyrics and stunning harmonies, it is a track that will linger in the listener’s mind long after the song has ended. Luna Keller is undoubtedly one of the best upcoming acts in the German indie folk scene.
Indiemusicflix

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Credits

Lyrics and music by Luna Keller

Vocals - Luna Keller

Guitars - Roger Keller, Alden Heckel

Mandoline - Alden Heckel

Bass - Roger Keller

 Bouzouki, Produced, Mixed and Mastered by - Dominic Romano

Cover by - Lucila Frugoli