Australian musician Starley has performed a trio of stunning tunes for the latest edition of Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home while in quarantine.
For a few years now, Starley has served as one of the brightest stars on the Australian music scene. Having risen to fame with the Ryan Riback remix of her debut single, “Call on Me” back in 2016. In addition to top ten positions around the world (and a chart-topping spot in Sweden), the last few years have seen numerous singles released in anticipation of her debut album, One of One, which was released on Friday.
To add to the excitement around the record’s release, Starley took to the gorgeous kitchen area of her home to deliver a powerful trio of songs taken from the album. Kicking things off with “Bad Love”, Starley notes that the track is one of her favourites from the LP, with her silky smooth vocals delivering a mesmerising rendition of the tune which describes a toxic relationship.
“I wrote the chorus of this next song on the rooftop of my apartment,” Starley explains before a performance of “One of One”. “I kind of discarded the song, I thought it wasn’t very good. And I was having a party one day and we were all kind of getting a little drunk, and I picked up the guitar and started playing the chorus.
“One of my friends was like, ‘Oh my god, that song’s amazing! What is that?’ I said, ‘It’s this new thing, I’m kind of messing around with it. I don’t know.’ And she said, ‘No, it’s so good, can you please finish that song? I love it!’ So I finished that song, and it ended up being the title of my album.”
Wrapping things off with “Let Me In”, the infectious energy showcased Starley’s performance and songwriting serves as a testament to the powerful response already received by her new record, and serves as an indicator of what might be in store for fans once live shows eventually return.