Harper Starling - photo credit Payam Arzani

Harper Starling’s ‘Euphoria’ Proves She Made The Right Career Decision

Harper Starling - photo credit Payam Arzani
Harper Starling – photo credit Payam Arzani

Los Angeles based singer Harper Starling nearly became a physical therapist but a chance meeting with a member of the Violent Femmes put her on the path of becoming a Billboard Top 40 pop artist instead.

Harper’s new single, ‘Euphoria’ cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, and has been made in collaboration with DJ/production duo, The Perry Twins.

Co-written by Harper and songwriter Kasia Livingston, who’s known for her work with Britney Spears, Flo Rida, and Jessie J, as well as Michael Graye, from Lynn Verlayne Studio, ‘Euphoria’ is the follow up to Harper’s debut single, ‘Disco Mirror Dream’, which was released in 2017 to praise from both fans and press alike.

‘Euphoria’ has been released via Lynn Verlayne Studio/Dauman Music as a bundle of eight tracks called ‘Euphoria: The Remixes’. As well as The Perry Twins Original Mix, the package includes a Perry Twins Club Mix, a remix, radio edit and instrumental version by Dan Thomas, who’s worked with Loverush UK!, Moby, Raphael, and Ralphi Rosario. There are also two remixes by Dirty Werk (Kesha, Dave Aude).

The track is driven by Harper’s dynamic vision, as well as her real-life experiences, and is a stomping dancefloor anthem.

“Euphoria is such a special and personal song,” Harper says. “The fact that everyone is responding so well to it and now it’s on the Billboard Dance Charts is heaven. It’s everything that I have hoped for.”

Tourette Syndrome manifested in Harper when she was eight years old, and following a bout of intense bullying at school, which left her feeling withdrawn, she took up singing at the age of 12, to help her cope, both physically and emotionally.

Harper was one year away from completing her doctorate degree to become a physical therapist, when by chance she met Sigmund Snowpek from The Violent Femmes. Their consequent conversation caused her to rethink her career choices, and she returned to singing. It’s proven to be the right decision.

‘Euphoria’ is available from iTunes and Amazon. Find Harper Starling online on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and her official website.

The Perry Twins feat. Harper Starling - Euphoria (Official Lyric Video)



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