When the Los Angeles-based singer Viv Peyrat took a guitar into his hands for the first time at age 13, he said his life felt like it had fallen into place.
Since then, he’s been making music. First, by playing guitar in other bands including Viv and the Revival, and now starting his own project under the name “Londun.”
Londun works on his songs with two of his friends from the band Bel Heir, Patrick Mencel and Ian Walsh. Mencel helps to brainstorm a hook, a lyric or a guitar sound and Walsh contributes to everything from there. Londun said he is very proud of the work they do together.
“I have a few favorite musical creations. My first single ‘You’ is one of them,” Londun said. “It’s one of those songs that came out of nowhere. Also, another song called ‘Purple Teeth’ is a favorite of mine. I wrote it in five minutes and I cannot wait to play it live. It's mad fun. I have a few songs coming out soon that I’m so incredibly proud of, and I can’t wait for people to hear.”
The Paris-born, Philadelphia-raised and now California-based musician said he can’t imagine what his life without music would be like, since it’s all he’s ever wanted to do.
“I’m always listening to new artists which inspires so much, you always have these fresh ideas and this noise you want to create,” Londun said. “I think the passion for music is a lifelong thing that takes you on this wild ride, ups and downs, prolific periods and quiet periods, and you just have to ride the roller coaster.”
Londun is a huge fan of melodies, something that shines in both of his current singles, ‘You’ and ‘Used To.’
“I think a great melody can live forever, and it can stir up so much for people when they listen,” he said. “Lyrics are so subjective to me, but a great melody is undeniable.”
When he’s playing music live, Londun said he likes to try and stay in the moment.
“I’m a pretty big overthinker and my energy is always on 10, so when I play I try to forget about everything and really focus on how the song makes me feel,” Londun said. “It’s a rare feeling, being really in the moment, not thinking about the past or future, but really being in the here and now trying to convey a feeling.”
He said his goal is to be a great musician like many of the artists he is inspired by, including Prince, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Bob Marley and many others.
“I want to make some incredible records,” Londun said. “I just love music so much and my passion for creating it keeps getting bigger and more intense. I want to tour the world and get to play live everywhere.”
“I guess also I just want to be a bunch of people’s favorite artist. That would be a rad feeling.”
Stay updated on upcoming tours and listen to Londun’s song “You” and “Used To” on his website.