Honey Harper’s debut album, Starmaker, to be released March 6 on ATO Records, comes as a collection of contradictions in both subject matter and style.
The album itself is primarily about the journey to create it. Its self-awareness is largely the result of Harper’s inner monologues about his fear of failure, desire for success, and the toll that journey has taken on him and his loved ones. It’s an attempt at honesty through the veil of a country singer lost in the stars. On Starmaker, Harper seeks to revitalize country music for people who don’t like country music. Honey Harper is the cowboy angel making songs you never knew you wanted.