Influenced by iconic singers like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince and the modern-day brilliance of Leon Bridges, The Weeknd and Sam Smith, Wyn Starks starts with a melody and then wraps his impressive falsetto around lyrics that mirror the emotion he’s feeling in the moment, creating his own unique brand of classic cool. Growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the pop singer fell in love with the Motown greats that played throughout his house and the Gospel music he sang in church. Raised by a single mom and lacking a consistent father figure, his youth was shaped by insecurity and a strong desire to please those around him. It wasn’t until he moved to Nashville that he discovered his true identity and self-worth, both personally and professionally. His newfound confidence has shaped the music he’s crafting for his Curb Records debut—a melting pot of old-school R&B, retro pop and Motown magic rooted in love, acceptance and inclusion. His first single, “Circles”—a smooth mid-tempo ballad that showcases the breadth of Starks’ impressive vocal range—is available now.