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Lavender Scars

Lavender Scars

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Phebe Starr is one of those rare artists whose music not only speaks to the soul, but captures it as well. The Australian songstress’ latest release, “Lavender Scars,” is a personal expression of the grief she felt after learning that the father of a close friend had passed away.

The opening is hauntingly empty and atmospheric, and Starr’s solo voice – laden with effects – guides us into this dark and densely textured world. Synths echo in the distance, and slow beats creep in with an uneasy hesitation. The chorus erupts into a shuddering wave, and Starr’s vocals soar with ethereal grace.

“Lavender Scars” is a bittersweet ballad akin to a swell of overwhelming emotion – one that begins deep in your chest, before steadily enveloping your world. It takes over your senses until you find yourself lost in a swirling world of confusing raw emotion, and then, finally, freedom.