Photography by Corine Janeau
Barbara Duchow is a professional songwriter and singer with a mezzo-soprano voice type. In her music performances she sings in various languages such as English, German and French. She sings and produces music in the electro pop / rock genres. She also has experience with the heavy metal. Since 2014 she is performing under her artist name „Lunattack“ with which she publishes her own songs and collaborates with other artists.
„Lunattack“ delivers a touching insight into a life story that defies pre-assembled patterns in search of breaking free of an inconvenient lineage. In this powerful electro-pop-rock experience, Duchow unfolds stories of alienation and blindness, displacement and pain, revenge and forgiveness, resurrection from darkness and the surprising brightness of disappointment.
Since 2014 she has worked together with the guitarist, singer and songwriter Lone Kent (Toulouse) in the music composition of her first songs. 2015 she started to work with the Venezuelan visual artist Arnaldo González to create the Lunattack’s visual art presence. Bit by bit incredible musicians, producers and performers have given their creativity and support to each live performances and wherever she goes she invites guest artists to join her. This dynamic has made Lunattack be enriched by a kind of wonderful creative hybrid. 2017 she has released her debut album “Pont Neuf” with Pussy Empire Recording in Hamburg.
2019 Lunattack had released new songs and EPs in collaboration with other artists and producers like Graham George (Scotland) with the song „Dream in Black and White“ for the Beatcamp Album compilation #003 at the Real World Studios (England), „Infinite“ Jacqui Langham Remix (England), „L’éternité“ digital EP in collaboration with Dan Easley (USA) and „Escape“ EP from her collaboration with the Toulouse based band “Elephant Memories”.
„Lunattack and Elephant Memories“ has performed live in support of different charities, performed at the „Enorock Festival“ (2020) at Le Metronum in Toulouse, France, as well as at Halle 424 in Hamburg, Germany in 2019.
2020 Lunattack released „Nacht“ single song written by Niklas Lüders, produced by SIJO & Niklas Lüders, and released the visual album PONT NEUF REMIXES with DJ Toneaffair and Arnaldo González Visual Artist.
2021 in collaboration with the American guitarist and singer/songwriter Lone Kent, Lunattack released her first vinyl LP „Moon Kiss“ with Elephant Memories featuring 4 singles with music videos. In the same year she released Lunattack (Unplugged Sessions Vol.1) digital EP with the acoustic guitar by Lucas Ghelfi.
Lunattack collaborates with the cover band „Helden“ in Toulouse too performing and singing live classic rock covers.
Her project "Lunattack" delivers a touching insight into a life story that defies pre-assembled patterns in search of breaking free of an inconvenient lineage. In this powerful electro-pop-rock experience, Duchow unfolds stories of alienation and blindness, displacement and pain, revenge and forgiveness, resurrection from darkness and the surprising brightness of disappointment.
Duchow allows helplessness, anger and disappointment to sweep comfortably through her stories while moments of joy and love take on power and depth. The stories of her own family, friends and encounters, establish a counterweight to forced collective narratives, undiscussed political correctness and the ignorance of inherited pain. Understanding allows ecstasy to enter the heart as it acknowledges and overcomes even the darkest abysm.
Photography by Roy Coaster
Duchow’s exploration is also heavily influenced by the invisible and lasting weight passed on to german grandchildren of the Second World War as she begins to understand her own generation.
Barbara Duchow has travelled a lot in her life. As a seeker, lover, fugitive, soulsister, artist, teacher and coach. She has always been confronted with the necessity to acquaint herself with the unspoken. This gave birth to a specific artistic language relating self-story to the foreign story and the distant to the intimate. The intrinsic charm of this special language lies in the distinct, weighted and poetic atmosphere created by Duchows voice. Each listening avoids decisiveness as the listener’s own story finds its place joining the shine of a hiker between worlds.