Saun & Starr - Look Closer - New LP
Following their 2014 breakout single "Hot Shot" — the biggest selling Daptone 45 ever —longtime Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings backing singers, Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe, (known as Saun & Starr) are set to release their debut full-length album, Look Closer, on May 19th. Recorded with The Dap-Kings, the highly anticipated album was produced by Daptone's Gabriel Roth and features ten original tracks by the duo, including the hit “Hot Shot." The album was recorded at Daptone Records’ House of Soul studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2014.
Though they grew up mere blocks from one other in the Bronx, the powerhouse duo never crossed paths until an open mic night in 1980s Harlem brought them together. Sharing similar tastes in music, the two became fast friends and soon began performing together professionally. Eventually parting ways, they were unexpectedly reunited when both began singing with Miss Sharon Jones in a New York-area wedding band during the 1990s.
Look Closer has come together as one of the Daptone family’s proudest studio endeavors. Its release and subsequent tour are highly anticipated by fans and musicians alike.
"The feeling of being a part of the Daptone Family makes me feel like we have a platform to be free to stay true to the sounds of what we grew up on and love." - Starr Duncan-Lowe
"I'm excited about getting this record out there and having the world hear what we’ve been working so hard on with The Dap-Kings. It's been a long time coming. Let's HIT IT!!!" – Saundra Williams