Pink. Melodic. Motivator. Beauty. Soul. Umbrellas. Satin. Dancing. Infinite. Finite too. Creamy. Vibrant. Promise. Etc. Feel. Spin. Real. Win. Bound. Tossed. Found. Lost. Fragile. Unbreakable. Music. Poetry. Clouds. Love. Did I say soul? …and for good measure, once more, Pink. Also, a sister to two others and three brothers, fiercely allergic to mint and from London.
Starling returns with new single ‘Profiteroles’ on June 8th. Produced by Henry Binns (Zero 7) ‘Profiteroles’ is a dynamic pop song, much like Starling not conforming to the usual structure one might expect.
Speaking about ‘Profiteroles’ Starling explains “It’s a song about growing up in English suburbia and asking questions about the things that are so adult-ing. Realising instead I need to ask what’s important to me not what’s important to culture – measure me – marry me – my purpose in life is not to stay thin or get a ring on my finger – it’s to make art and be kind.”
The video for ‘Profiteroles’ was directed and produced by Luke Courtenay Smith and Tim Hyland from LNT Productions. “The video vision was about dance and art and Englishness. We filmed in this old wonky high street to symbolise the journey from restriction to freedom and dance is an extension of that, as is the open beach.” – Starling. Watch it here
‘Profiteroles’ is taken from Starling’s forthcoming EP ‘The Soul’ which will be released on June 22nd. She will headline The Waiting Room in London on September 26th. The release marks the return of Starling after almost a year’s hiatus.
‘The Soul EP’ is the follow up to 2016’s ‘The Heart EP’ and more recently 2017’s ‘The Body EP’ which picked up support from; Radio 1 Clara Amfo / Misterjam / Annie Mac / Huw Stevens), 6 Music: (Mary-Anne Hobbs, Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq), XFM: (Jo Good, Maz Tappuni, John Kennedy), Amazing Radio: (Playlist + ROTW) and BBC Radio 2: (Dermot O’Leary) as well as numerous online tastemakers including The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland Magazine, The 405, CLASH, 1883 Magazine, Record of the Day to name a few.
In the words of Wonderland Magazine, Starling is “The pop princess who DGAF.”
‘Profiteroles’ is out June 8th