She grew up in the small town of Dorrigo near Coff's Coast, midway between Brisbane and Sydney. She was one of the few musicians in Dorrigo, songwriting from the age of two and developing her vocals by singing along with Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Janis Joplin, B-52s, James Taylor, and Waylon Jennings. Combined with her own favorites like Björk, the Cure, and Michael Jackson, the resulting music builds upon atmospheric synths with a sharp focus on songcraft and melody. Her first hit, "Alone with You," arrived in 2012 and was promoted by Australian radio station Triple J. The single was featured on her debut EP, 2014's Zero. That same year, she lent her vocals to Capetown's tropical dance track "The Night." In 2016, she released "Feel My Love," a harp-laden venture that would feature on her follow-up EP, 2017's Chronicles.
Starr returned with fresh sounds in 2019, starting with the sultry "Touch XXX." Months later, she continued down a similarly lush trajectory with "Bad News." ~ Neil Z. Yeung