Starley Hope left Australia for the wonders — and the record industry — of Greater London. When nothing happened for her in the UK, she flew back home, sliced off her last name for commercial purposes, and signed with a label in Sydney.
Her first single, “Call On Me,” made enough noise to justify a pickup by a US label (Epic), and she performed it for Jimmy Kimmel. This is the video:
Mind you, it’s Official. Says so right there. The follow-up, “Touch Me,” came out this past summer.
Before you ask, she’s thirty. Today, in fact.