Ricky Duran, notably the runner-up of The Voice Season 17, debuts his new single, “Star” – available everywhere now.
Contrary to the serious nature of previous releases “She Closed Her Eyes” honoring his mother who passed in 2018 and “Selfish Love” about leaving home and chasing dreams, “Star” is a lighthearted love song that is vulnerable yet optimistic about his long-time girlfriend.
“I’ve written a lot of songs about the losses and struggles I’ve had in my life,” confesses Duran to People.com writer Tricia Despres. “I wanted to write a song that was about something positive in my life. If there is one thing that is positive, it’s the love I feel for her.”
Written solely by Duran, “Star” features his prominent “raspy yet velvety soulful vocals” (Sounds Like Nashville) with a jazz-infused groove, creating a sound true to himself – timeless and good for the soul.In 2019, Ricky Duran “won fans over with his story, and roped viewers in with his incredible voice and stage presence” (Hollywood Life). Though ‘Team Blake,’ Ricky provided performances beyond genre, drawing sonically from soul to rock to r&b and more.