- Keith Bunn
Ricky Duran Shoots to the Moon with New Single “Star”
Soulful vocalist Ricky Duran is in his prime with his newest single, “Star.” Fueled by bluesy tones, soaring guitar licks, and Duran’s signature raspy vocals, “Star” is a burning representation of the love we should all strive for. Written about his girlfriend Alyssa, Duran simply found strength in their everlasting bond. "I've written a lot of songs about the losses and struggles I've had in my life," Duran explained, "I wanted to write a song that was about something positive in my life. If there is one thing that is positive, it's the love I feel for her." Saturated in vibrant illustration, Duran echoes, “You are the star in my night sky…” making clear that the darkness dissipates whenever he’s with her. Writing it was a moment of reflection and self-awareness for Duran, who wrote it on his apartment balcony in Austin last fall where he drew his inspiration from the night sky.
Under the circumstances of the past year, “Star” serves as a reminder to not take those close to you for granted. Finding time to make for them and truly appreciating your loved ones is what “Star” is ultimately about. Duran commands emotion through the entire four minute run time, and leaves fierce passion in its wake. With his foot on the gas, there’s no stopping this Massachusetts-born, Texas-living rocker from etching his name in the pages of history and withstanding the test of time.
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“Star” is available NOW! Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAiA3he8tWA