Artist Garden Entertainment singer/songwriter Holly Starr returns September 15 withHuman. Bold, colorful musical textures and heartfelt lyrics punctuate the seven-song set, which was produced by Matthew Parker and David Thulin, as well as Bryan Fowler (TobyMac, Mandisa).
Debut single "Run The Race," a sparkling anthem of empowerment, has amassed more than 1 million streams on Spotify and been featured on the service's Top Christian Tracks playlist, while new single "Bruises" offers encouragement and understanding for those battered from life's blows. Starr spotlights family relationships throughout Human, including "Umbrella," a love song for her husband, and "Sailing," a tribute to her late grandmother and namesake.
"We all go through ups and downs, seasons of great joy and seasons we wish we could erase," Starr says. "Writing songs from all these moments has been the heartbeat behind my music from the very beginning. And it's in that tender place of vulnerability that relationship happens, where loneliness is cast aside even for a minute, and where unity and mutual understanding can be found."
Since her debut in 2008, Starr has become known for thoughtful songwriting and accessible pop melodies. A native of Quincy, Washington, her previous releases include Tapestry (2010), Focus (2012) and 2015's Everything I Need. A popular YouTube artist, Starr's music videos and video blogs have collectively garnered more than 4.4 million views to date.
2. Run the Race
4. Human (featuring Matthew Parker)
5. You and I
6. Say Yes
8. Run the Race (Matthew Parker Remix)