For Los Angeles quartet Misun (pronounced 'me-sun'), songwriting begins with affliction. The crew's moody, yet upbeat recordings uncover the raw emotions behind the loss of a loved one, succumbing to heartbreak's eclipse, or accepting that some unrealized dreams will remain unrealized. But their beats aren't bleak. Misun's verve lies in addictive, danceable grooves that help alleviate the blues and uncover a cheery silver lining."I've been depressed for forever," says vocalist Misun Wojcik at a cafe in Los Angeles's Silver Lake neighborhood. "But I started getting happy in the last few years. Since I've been able to sing and write I've gotten what I've been looking for; to get it off my chest."The death of her father was the main source of her gloom. "My dad taught me everything I know about piano and singing," says Wojcik, who began learning the keys at age seven.