Dynamic, Buoyant Duet Mixes Pop Polish with Soulful Gospel Roots
Sidewalk Records recording artist Wyn Starks proves that you can take the singer out of the church, but you can’t take the church out of the singer. Available today, 8/12, Starks channels his gospel roots on “Tomorrow,” a collaborative track that features show-stopping vocals not only from Starks, but also from co-writer (and longtime friend) Andreas Moss, and delivers a well-timed dose of uplift to a world that’s been down on its luck. Listen to “Tomorrow” HERE.
“‘Tomorrow’ is about refusing to stay stuck, no matter how bad things look today,” says Starks, who teamed up with Moss, Nikal Fieldz, Jared Thorne, and Ronnie Ficcaro to write the song. “You are always looking for better, and that’s what ‘Tomorrow’ represents. It’s okay to hurt, to feel emotions, but we can’t allow it to keep us in a space where we are stagnant and unable to move forward.”
Beginning with upright piano and a finger-snapped groove, “Tomorrow” grows into a bright, buoyant salute to positivity and perseverance. Starks and Moss perform their own verses before tracing one another’s voices in acrobatic arcs of harmony, and a gospel choir joins them during the song’s second half. The result is a bright song for murky times, with Starks and Moss literally singing the praises of banding together and staying the course.
“Tomorrow” marks the newest release in a year that’s been busy for both singers. Starks released singles like “Sparrow,” “Perfect,” and “Linger” during the initial months of 2021, before collaborating with Melanie Pfirrman on “Not a Waste.” Most recently, he teamed up with DK the Drummer and Daisha McBride for the percussive pop song “A Dagger.” Meanwhile, Moss has been similarly productive, showing the full range of his diverse sound with recent releases like “Real Love,” “In the Meantime,” and “Buy Your Love.”
“Tomorrow” is now available HERE now.
About Wyn Starks
A modern-day pop-soul pioneer, Wyn Starks builds a bridge between the old-school sounds that filled his childhood — from the soulful sweep of Motown classics to the bright sparkle of ‘80s hitmakers like Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson — and the grooves, hooks, and genre-bending bounce of contemporary radio. It’s a sound that celebrates not only the multi-octave range of his vocals, but also the power of his songwriting. From the retro ballad “Circles” to the dancefloor-worthy banger “Split in Two,” Wyn has cemented his reputation as a progressive artist who hasn’t forgotten his roots.
Raised in Minneapolis, Wyn sang his first solos in church. The soaring power of gospel music took ahold of him at a young age, as did the pop songs and soul classics that he’d listen to at home, hidden from the rest of the world behind his family’s couch, headphones pressed to his ears. Wyn began creating music of his own — music that made room for the wide range of his influences while also pushing forward into unexplored territory. Looking for a town whose music community was as diverse as his art, he headed to Nashville, signing a record deal with Curb Records during his first six months in town.
Partnering with producer and co-writer Fred Williams, Wyn introduced his sound to the world with singles like “Circles,” “Dancing My Way,” and “Sunday Morning.” He then teamed up with Josh Bronleewe for 2020’s “Split in Two,” a song whose modern bounce helped build a bridge between the throwback appeal of Wyn’s early work and the progressive punch of his newer releases.
About Curb Records
Celebrating 57 years in business, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1964, Curb Records has achieved 435 number one records, over 1,500 Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. With over a half century in operation, Curb Records has been influential in the careers of some of the biggest names in music, including: Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Jr., Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Dylan Scott, Sawyer Brown, Wynonna, Lyle Lovett, Jo Dee Messina, Hal Ketchum and Desert Rose Band, among many others. Today’s roster includes some of the top names across multiple genres of music. For more information, visit www.curb.com.