- Words Maria Mukaranda
Pop meets hip-hop as Star2 debuts his latest release, 'Just Like Them Waterfalls', the second single from his anticipated album, 'Shooting Stars'.
‘Just Like Them Waterfalls’ presents an exotic island dreamscape, where cascading pizzicato strings, melodious percussion, and the beguiling vocals of Star2 set the stage for a tale of incipient romance. With the acclaimed Chico Bennett at the helm, the accompanying music video is a visual and sensory experience that envelops us in the imagery of flowing water and opulent palazzos, where Star2 and his love interest embark on a journey that culminates with a daring dive into a tranquil waterfall. The video is replete with the subtle symphony of water, birdsong, and rustling leaves.
Star2’s journey, however, is no less captivating than his music. Born in a Thai refugee camp, he faced the harrowing ordeal of having to flee genocide in Myanmar. A twist of fate brought him to San Diego with his grandmother and her four children, offering the promise of a new beginning. Guided by the esteemed producer Chico Bennett, Star2’s musical collaborations with luminaries such as Soulja Boy, $tupid Young, and Mozzy have propelled him to prominence, amassing millions of streams and paving the way for his forthcoming album.
Star2’s narrative is one of unwavering resilience and ascent, and he stands a luminary in the mosaic of Asian-American music. Celebrated by prestigious platforms like Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, GQ, HotNewHipHop, Ones to Watch, BET, and Lyrical Lemonade, Star2’s contributions transcend music, weaving stories and captivating visuals that resonate with an audience diverse in its aspirations and dreams. It is in this story of “Just Like Them Waterfalls” and his remarkable journey that we find ourselves united, drawn together by the resonant notes of his inspiring ascent.