Starling releases new single ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ on January 20th through Distiller Records. Taken from her forthcoming EP ‘The Body’ which will be released in Spring 2017.
Starling is an art-obsessed left-field pop practitioner from London whose multi-layered, personality-lead songs draw the listener into a heady world that aims to mix the fantastical with the everyday. While last year’s minimalist The Heart EP – which drew acclaim from the likes of Radio 1, Noisey and Clash – quietly introduced Starling to the wider world, it’s the forthcoming four-track EP, The Body, lead by the bluesy stomp of ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ and inspired by the likes of Sia and Fiona Apple, that really establishes her as a creative force to be reckoned with.
Inspired by a need to explore the darkness, but mixed with her love for vivid visual artists, Starling’s new songs are rich and impressionistic timestamps of her experiences (her lyrics are often inspired by notes from her dream diaries, journals and a book she keeps detailing the things she sees each day). So ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ – which will be the first track to emerge from the Jimmy Hogarth and Nick Sylvester-produced EP in January, mixed by My Riot (London Grammar) – was written the morning after she’d left her ex-boyfriend’s apartment. Written with Sterling Fox (Lana Del Rey, Kylie), it’s a defiant stomp of a song (“I’m sick and tired of trying to be the nice girl”) inspired by a throwaway line by Fox. “I fell in love in America with a DJ and he turned out not to be straight, and the next day I was telling Sterling about it and he said ‘there’s no rest for the wicked is there’. It’s about never winning at love.”