Listen: Starley’s “Love is Love”


Starley‘s “Love Is Love” is a personal pop song that’s catchy, empowering, and just a bit heartbreaking. The Australian artist puts her heart on her sleeve, revealing a story that is tender, even as the song is bright and filled with the sound of hope.

“‘Love is Love’ is a very personal song for me,” Starley said. “I had written a first draft for it that had a lot less detail. After sharing it with a few friends, it seemed it wasn’t hitting home all the way, and I realized it was because I was leaving out the parts of the story I felt uncomfortable sharing. I decided to re-write it and dig deeper. That felt scary and liberating at the same time. From that process ‘Love is Love’ was born.”

Starley spent a year in the studio to prepare her upcoming album. Her previous hit, Call On Me went 4 times platinum in Australia and Platinum in the U.S. with more than a billion streams around the world.

Watch the beautiful video for “Love Is Love” on YouTube, and then follow Starley on Facebook and Instagram.

“The cover for ‘Love is Love’ is not about me,” said  Starley. “Although, this song is my personal story, it’s a song for everyone, so I felt like a heart was the perfect way to go. The plot twist is that the colors I chose are the very colors of the bisexual flag. I feel like there should be a flag that represents love in all forms – interracial, interfaith, gay, straight, bisexual, trans, and so on. Until that exists, I’ve chosen to use the colors of the bisexual flag because they relate to my personal journey.”

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W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls.In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.