"I know where every exit in this room is."
Luna Aura's eyes scan the room, peripherally watching everyone in it as we speak just inside the door of Jobot Coffee on a particularly blistering day. You'd think it would be a distracting trait, the indication of someone uninterested with engaging, but that's hardly the case. The child of a police officer, and an artist ruthlessly devoted to her work, Luna Aura is simply taking it all in. Professionally, however, it appears she's simply about to take off. The unabashed rap-influenced pop musician has a slot coming up in September at Tempe's Summer Ends Music Festival, and she will release on August 26 her self-titled debut EP, which was recorded, mixed, and mastered at legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Though these events are happening soon, 21-year‑old Luna Aura comes across as collected, unfazed.