Could not let another month pass without injecting some of the good shit Z Records has been selling into our music lists.
“Starlight” is Dave Lee’s first single of the year and a collaboration with soul legend Omar. Showered in neo-soul, “Starlight” hangs on a gorgeous hook, a chorus that elevates a mid-tempo track into a soul-with-strings tour de force.
The radio edit starts with this cosmic disco synth effect followed by those heavy, crunching beats — a touch not present on the Club and Album Edits, but which really adds something to a short (in this era, made for Spotify) radio edit. It’s a small thing — really — but wish more producers came up with clever ideas like this, something which is added to the original to make a radio edit pop, rather than simply shoving the chorus up front the way Spotify edits usually go. Check it out:
In any event: more songwriting & arrangement mastery from Lee and a stirring performance from Omar. Listen to the full release here:
Dave & Omar: Starlight (Z Records) Track Listing
1. Dave & Omar: Starlight (Dave Lee’s Club Edit) (06:51)
2. Dave & Omar: Starlight (Extended Album Mix) (07:06)
3. Dave & Omar: Starlight (Extended Instrumental) (07:10)
⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was submitted as a promo by Z Records.