“Paperweight” is a fusion of Starble’s singer-songwriter passion with Mora’s uplifting electronic melodies. “With this remix, I really wanted to play into the emotional quality of the song and highlight it in a different way than the original record with piano and strings,” he explains. “We used sparse electric guitars underneath the vocals on the verse, holding up the heavy words and adding a bit of nostalgia without being too invasive.” The drums and synths in the drop pulse with quiet intention and don’t break the overall mood. This remix shines a different light on the song and takes it out of the realm of purely ‘singer-songwriter’ and into a different space with hints of pop and EDM. The track boasts a dynamic beat guaranteed to resonate with the pickiest ear, while moving you much like the original version.
Anthony Starble began studying music at the age of nine when his mother put him into piano lessons. He became obsessed with the instrument almost instantly, playing hours and hours each day. Since the age of eleven, he was winning competitions at a statewide level and was later accepted into arts magnet school, Denver School of the Arts as a high school student. He wrote his first song at the age of fifteen and later won the Berklee Songwriting competition for high school students at the age of sixteen. After winning that competition, Starble realized that songwriting was his true passion and made up his mind that he was going to move to Los Angeles and pursue his passion. Since then, Starble has collaborated with artists such as Beck, Ben Lee, and Kristen Chenoweth, both live and in the studio, and he regularly sings on pop demos and commercials.
His music has been featured in several successful television series including Pretty Little Liars,The Fosters and more.