19.11.2019 news

Honey Harper Announces Debut Album “Starmaker”

Today, Honey Harper returns to announce his debut album, Starmakerdue March 6th via ATO Records.  Pre-orders are available now from the ATO Store.  Starmaker comes as a collection of contradictions in both subject matter and style. Written with his wife and writing partner Alana Pagnutti over the past three years, the album itself is primarily about the journey to create it. Its self-awareness is largely the result of Harper’s inner monologues about his fear of failure, desire for success, and the toll that journey has taken on him and his loved ones. It’s an attempt at honesty through the veil of a country singer lost in the stars.  After explorations in other vastly different styles, Harper recognized the value he could add to a genre with beautiful sounds but negative connotations. On Starmaker, Harper seeks to revitalize country music for people who don’t like country music.

 

 

The latest offering from the album, “In Light Of Us,” arrives with a fittingly tender video. Directed by Joshua Gary, the visual compiles VHS footage of Harper and his friends (including the director) from the ages of 15 through 21, the song an ode to them and the times they spent together. Harper says it best: “When I turned 18 I left home and moved to Decatur, GA with my best friends. ‘In Light of Us’ is a significant song for me as it represents that time; the light and dark psychedelic paths that led and inspired the beginning of my journey to Starmaker.” 

 

 

Starmaker also includes previous singles “Tomorrow Never Comes,” “Vaguely Satisfied,” and “Strawberry Lite,” the latter two are available to purchase on 7″ vinyl now. The album itself is primarily about the journey to create it, following his mysterious emergence with “Secret” from 2017’s critically-acclaimed Universal Country EP. The new album’s self-awareness is largely the result of Harper’s inner monologues about his fear of failure, desire for success, and the toll that journey has taken on him and his loved ones. It’s an attempt at honesty through the veil of a country singer lost in the stars. With album appearances from Sébastian Tellier, Austra, and John Kirby, the contrast of the songs becomes even more apparent and set Honey Harper apart to become the torch-bearer for a revitalized country sound.

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