Pop-soul Sidewalk Records recording artist Wyn Starks’ voice is like hitting rewind. With his upcoming release of “Circles” in the UK this Friday, 4/2, Starks takes listeners back to those sepia-tinged days of soulful rhythm and blues and brings a certain class and vintage sensibility, along with the sensual and romantic. Effortlessly cool, Starks takes cues from Stevie Wonder, Prince, Leon Bridges and more, as he wraps his falsetto around a timeless melody and lyrics that perfectly reflect how he feels in the moment.
Growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the pop singer fell in love with the Motown greats that played throughout his house and the Gospel music he sang in church. Raised by a single mother, his youth was shaped by insecurity and a strong desire to please those around him. It wasn’t until he moved to Nashville that he discovered his true identity and self-worth, both personally and professionally. His newfound confidence has shaped the music he’s crafting – a melting pot of old-school R&B, retro pop, and Motown magic rooted in love, acceptance, and inclusion.