Moonlust is a Hard Rock band from Atlanta, Georgia that features vocalist Major Leigh and bassist Jenny Mac among their ranks of talented musicians. The band has recently released new singles “Six Years” and “Beautiful Corpses” to add to their dynamic Rock library. We had the chance to talk with Major and Jenny, and ask them about their music, future plans and perspective on the world.
Hello, Major and Jenny! I’m happy to be chatting with you. How are you two doing?
Man! My head is spinning! So much is happening and I’m elated and a lil overwhelmed, to be honest. But excited as hell!
Yeah, dude. It’s been a helluva ride lately, but that’s kind of how we do things around here. Happy to be riding this wave of rock n roll chaos.
That’s great to hear! How would you describe Moonlust’s sound to our readers who haven’t had the chance to listen to your music yet?
Loud. In-your-face female vocals with some psychedelic rock n roll riffs bayybeeee! We gonna scare ya, and make ya horny at the same time.
Spit-in-your-mouth punkass psych n roll for lycanthropes.
Perfect! You have recently released the new single “Six Years”. How are you feeling about the way it was received by your fans?
It’s been surreal to hear that people are enjoying something we poured our guts into. I’m still a little dazed listening to us on streaming platforms, since the studio days are such a blur. Mostly I’m just stoked to be a part of it.
I am honored to have had such an amazing supportive response from everyone. This has been a long time coming so a lot of people have been waiting for this for a while. And I feel like we did not disappoint. SO PROUD.
What is Moonlust currently cooking? Any upcoming projects you’d like to tell us about?
Welp, we some BUSY ass folks these days. Just released our music video for ‘Six Years’ yesterday (Valentine’s Day, also Jenny Mac’s birthday). We are headlining our first big show at a well-known long-standing music venue in Atlanta this Saturday where we will also release our next single called Beautiful Corpses at midnight! We have a couple more releases then it’s back into the studio for the recording of our first EP
Yep, this is a huge week for us. We’ve been writing and will debut a couple of new bangers at the Masquerade show on Saturday. That EP tracklist is looking rad already, I can’t wait til we get to share these songs.
In order to get to know you better and from a different point of view, how about playing an imagination game? I will set a scenario in an alternate universe with new rules and see how you’d react to the different situations. Ready?
I’m already living in an alternate universe. Let’s do this.
oh gawd tapping into my loony tubes is a dangerous way to get to know me haha. Put on your helmet brother.
Let’s go!In a universe where you are the queen of a country, what would be the first law you’d make?
Mental Healthcare is free. I am sorry to take this to a serious note lol, but as a musician and a vetted service industry soldier, I know how very necessary it is and how badly it is needed but not easily accessible. I have personally experienced emotional distress and have seen many friends suffer and are ignored. It shouldn’t be a luxury!
Since I can’t give the same answer, I’ll say that law would be my second order of business. The first? Safe, legal, free healthcare and abortions for people with uteruses (free healthcare all-around, while I’m at it).
In a universe where humans can choose either to be able to teleport from one place to another or travel back and forth in time, which superpower would you pick?
Travel back and forth in time. Mostly because the teleportation part just seems lazy and like it would make me lose appreciation in the journey it takes to get somewhere. I wanna earn the destiny I deserve. Also, being able to go back in time and see people I’ve lost and hug them again or maybe just get to see some of the greats live while they were still in their prime.
I couldn’t be trusted with the power to time travel. There are moments in my past that I’d never leave for my original timeline, and others I’m desperate, even in this life, to change. I’ve always said that I wish I could teleport. Mama’s a rolling stone and airfare prices are insane. Plus I’d like to shred the Alps without having to check my snowboard.
In a universe where you’re the statue of liberty, what object would you be holding instead of a torch?
A big ol’ doink.
Shot of whiskey
In a universe where money does not exist, but instead, people pay for things by making other people laugh, how rich would you be considered?
Filthy. I value this skill in life more than most. I WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH.
With me, or at me? Either way, I have a yacht.
HAHAHA! In a universe where the senses of taste and hearing are mixed up together, what food would you imagine Major & Jenny’s music would taste like?
I’m gonna answer Jenny’s and Jenny gonna answer mine lol.
Jameson, pickle-brined fried chicken, and pussy
SweetTarts and Weed
HAHAHAHA In a universe where a theme song plays whenever you wake up announcing the start of your day, what would your song be?
Eminem’s Just Don’t Give A Fuck has been my theme song for over a decade because I’m a f*cking dork.
This one is hard to answer for me. because I wake up with varying moods lol. Wicked Woman- Coven, Barracuda- Heart, One of These Nights – Eagles, just to name a few
THAT WAS BRILLIANT! Thank you for playing! I hope you enjoyed this! We live in an era where social media became essential for musicians to reach fans and promote their music. In your opinion, what are the cons and pros of social media having all that power in the music industry?
SO MUCH gets lost in translation. Also, the intimate REAL connection lost over the internet through a screened veil just strips the raw emotion for me. I know it’s necessary in this day and age but the face to face interaction is so much more memorable in my opinion.
Ohhhh boy. Social media is a blessing and a curse. I do social media and digital marketing work for my day job, so it, unfortunately, rules my life right now. It’s a great way to extend your reach without having to spend much money, but you have to do a lot of tedious, nitpicky work to get the engagement you need for your account to grow organically. And sometimes it’s just the luck of the draw. I used a trending audio a couple of months ago that got one of our reels over 50k views?! Which is great, but doesn’t translate into followers, or, more importantly, merch and ticket sales. Social media is also good for establishing your brand and connecting with your audience if you navigate it properly. Sometimes it’s tough to feel like you’re staying authentic under the pressure to pump out content in order to stay in the feed.
Have you ever faced any kind of sexism in your professional or personal life? How would you deal with sexist behaviour and what advice would you give young people around the world who face any kind of discrimination?
Are you kidding me? Everyday. As a front woman, as a mom, as a bartender. I am just an unapologetic person generally. And how I deal with it is I just keep being shameless and proud of who I am as a woman. Fuck ’em. Don’t you dare put us in a box. Young women: STAND UP FOR YOURSELF!
Also every damn day. I’ve mostly operated in male-dominated spaces, and music/metal is obviously not exempt. My advice? Don’t let anyone or anything f*cking stop you from doing what you’re meant to do. Those idiots are more afraid of you than you are of them. And they should be.
That’s sad, thank you for sharing your experience, and thank you for giving us this interview, Major and Jenny. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I Love Jenny Mac and my band. We’re a bunch of best friends who fart on each other and smell each other’s burps. I am honored to be doing this with them. So shout out to them!! And thank you for putting this together!
I love you too, Major. Would be lost without you and our little band of deviants. Hail Satan, eat cornbread! Thank you so much for having us!
Being a feminist has been normalized as an irregularity through our patriarchal society, so I'd rather be called a "decent human" than a "feminist man". I breathe Metal and Rock and have a screwed-up sense of humour.