Dave Starke Releases Highly Anticipated New Indie Folk Single & Music Video ‘Calling Out To You’
Dave Starke is a South African singer-songwriter who strives to capture human moments in musical form – to sum up a whole host of thoughts and emotions using just his voice and a guitar. He describes a guitar as “nothing more than a wooden box with strings, tensioned to near breaking point – it’s fundamental, honest and often scary and it’s a good metaphor for the human experience…”
Shifting Boundaries is the second album of South African singer/songwriter Dave Starke. This album features the emotional and moving single Calling Out To You. The music video to accompany it was shot in studio and on location at The Zululand Brewing Company and George Hotel in Eshowe, Zululand.
Building on his first offering, Duende, it is an examination of the writer’s self, but also of the greater human experience. Stories about broken relationships, therapy and big changes, but also about optimism, recovery and small mercies. Shifting Boundaries is a true folk album and is designed to be heard as a whole…a journey – his stories are your stories and yours are his.
Inspired by the creators and capturers that came before him that poured themselves into paper, canvas, vinyl and clay, Dave uses enough words to get you thinking, but not so many that he tells you what to think. He sees song writing as something of a survival strategy – a pressure release valve that keeps him together.
His music is lyric-driven, performed on guitar with occasional touches of percussion and some very haunting whistling. For Dave it’s all about telling stories, so the voice is the most important instrument and everything else is there to be a support structure for the narrative.
was released in January 2019.
His most recent album “Shifting Boundaries” was released in March 2020. Both are available on all streaming platforms.