May 312023
horse jumper of love luna

Included on their newest (mini) album, Heartbreak Rules, Boston-based indie rock band Horse Jumper of Love takes their distinct shoegaze and slowcore sound to cover the Smashing Pumpkins’ popular track “Luna.” Originally featured on the Smashing Pumpkins’ iconic second studio album Siamese Dream, “Luna” is a dreamy meditation of heartbreak and acceptance of unrequited love–one that has been haunting listeners for exactly 30 years this summer.

The song’s original lullaby-esque sound blends perfectly into the relaxed shoegaze style of Horse Jumper of Love. Presenting a more dreary and deconstructed rendition, Horse Jumper of Love creates an intense enigmatic dynamic sound, while still preserving the same intention that Billy Corgan sang in the original. The song mixes into the rest of Heartbreak Rules, catching the distinct Boston shoegaze that carries through the record. While the Smashing Pumpkins version lulls you with a lullaby, Horse Jumper of Love catches you in the middle of a dream.

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  1. What a great description of this new piece! The reviewer painted a picture of the music in a way I could hear it.

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