Amongst r&b’s new constellation, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Bryndon Cook AKA Starchild, shines as one of its brightest stars. He’s backed Dev Hynes as a vocalist in Blood Orange, put his axe to work as the guitarist in Solange‘s band and buzzed up a storm here in Brooklyn as one of the most potent live performers out, and all without even a record on stands. Next month, Cook’s new crew, Starchild & The New Romantic will release their CRUCIAL EP. Today, however, he clues into precisely what he can expect with the sprawled-out and tender new ballad, “Woman’s Dress”; a lovelorn lament of Prince-like proportions, crushed with velvety vox and swirls of lo-fi synth elements. And if it serves as any indication of what’s to come, Starchild just might be your next r&b infatuation.
Hear the new single from Starchild & The New Romantic below and for the necessary and proper live introduction, catch the crew at Brooklyn’s Baby’s Alright on March 12th. Their debut CRUCIAL EP is due out March 18th via Ghostly with pre-orders already underway. Check back with us for his next transmission.