Gemini Sun is an alt rock/pop-prog/electronica music project, founded in 2016 by Malta born, London based and insanity-bound musician, songwriter and producer Daniel Cassar. That would be me, yours truly. So rather write this up in the third person, pretending that Rolling Stone just featured me as their centerfold artist along with a glamorous and raving review, I will continue to write the rest of this bio in an unashamedly biased and self-involved first person narrative!
To claim complete and utter musical originality in this day and age would be foolhardy at best, although originality is always the aim, of course. I've always been fascinated by giants like Stevie Wonder and Sting, who manage to infuse subtle yet wonderful touches of unusual and somewhat 'proggy' ideas into songs filled with catchiness and pop sensibility, making the music both extremely accessible to the casual listener yet also very layered and nuanced to others whom might want to delve into the music a bit more deeply. So, being inspired by this, I take my love of all things melodic and noisy, and combine them with an obsessive personality that's prone to hermit-ism, and if I may be so bold, a relatively acceptable knowledge of musical performance, composition and arrangement. I then lock myself up in my room (I live in London so a room is all I can afford really), and a few months later I come out with something that does something when you press play, which other people can then listen to and hopefully like... because let's face it, being accepted and loved gives us all a warm fuzzy feeling!
I make music because I kinda need to make music... it brings my joy, it brings me purpose, and the alternative would be me sitting on a park bench all day staring at the sky (which doesn't sound half bad actually). At this point in time, all I have to show for Gemini Sun is a 5 track EP called The Lines We Draw. I would not have done this did I not believe the music can speak for itself, and that many people's day would be at least 0.1% better for listening to it. But then again, that's just one man's opinion! Enjoy your time with Gemini Sun, and I hope that we can be in each other's lives for many years to come!