Pop-soul Sidewalk Records recording artist Wyn Starks’ voice is like hitting rewind. With his upcoming release of “Circles” in the UK this Friday, 4/2, Starks takes listeners back to those sepia-tinged days of soulful rhythm and blues and brings a certain class and vintage sensibility, along with the sensual and romantic. Effortlessly cool, Starks takes cues from Stevie Wonder, Prince, Leon Bridges and more, as he wraps his falsetto around a timeless melody and lyrics that perfectly reflect how he feels in the moment. Listen to “Circles” HERE
Growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the pop singer fell in love with the Motown greats that played throughout his house and the Gospel music he sang in church. Raised by a single mother, his youth was shaped by insecurity and a strong desire to please those around him. It wasn’t until he moved to Nashville that he discovered his true identity and self-worth, both personally and professionally. His newfound confidence has shaped the music he’s crafting – a melting pot of old-school R&B, retro pop, and Motown magic rooted in love, acceptance, and inclusion.
“Circles” is just that. The track crafts a sophisticatedly romantic atmosphere with a stripped-back instrumental and Starks’ own impressive vocal turn. The official performance video for this song is, fittingly, set in a train station, as if to illustrate the ability of Starks’ voice to travel space and time. Watch the soulful video HERE. The track’s accompanying lyric video animates the heartfelt lyrics of this classic ballad and makes them dance around a single figure, who moves in circular motions around a sleepy street nearby a church – it’s both an homage to Starks’ past and an indication of his music’s power to make people want to stand up and express themselves through dance. It’s also an opportunity to admire the song’s lyricism, simultaneously unique and yet universal, speaking to anyone and everyone who has ever been in love. Watch the official lyric video HERE.