Harlem native Journey Montana unveils her sophomore EP, Stargirl. Listen HERE via 10K Projects. The new project follows previously released singles “Jack” and “CryBaby,” contributing to what has been a breakout year for the R&B starlet.
Stargirl takes listeners through a range of emotions and pays homage to the personal tales that capture Journey’s vulnerability. The 8-song offering provides a glimpse of the starpower she possesses, highlighting a culmination of moments that speak to growth, pain, love, and compassion.
“‘Stargirl’ represents my 19th year and all of its chaos,” Journey Montana shares. “There was so much change and so many new feelings. Feeling alone while being hard to miss. Learning how to put myself first while being in love. Feeling betrayed and bitter but still learning when to let go. There are so many star girls in my life – and we are the inspiration.”
Known for her mesmerizing tapestry of soulful sonics, Journey’s long-awaited EP transcends listeners into another dimension. It opens up with “Rivals,” which is less about nostalgia or reminiscing, and more about exploring the non-negotiables in a relationship. Then, the title track, “Stargirl,” serenades listeners by baring Journey’s truth over captivating rhythms. “Let It Go” delves deep into the importance of detachment. From there, the R&B starlet’s winy cadences careen over bristling production on “CryBaby.” “Undefeated” recruits 2X Grammy-nominated recording artist Eric Bellinger for a dreamy collaboration, whereas “Only Have Eyes For You” craves a fulfilling love. Next up is the Rated R&B-praised “Jack,” before the EP finishes out with one of Journey’s most popular songs to date, “Bad Decisions.”
Alongside her new EP, Journey Montana’s dazzling visual for “Undefeated” with Eric Bellinger made its global broadcast premiere today on BET. Watch above.
Stargirl bookends Journey’s groundbreaking success this year as she closes out chapter 2023 on a high note. Her sound has evolved considerably since 2021’s In & Out EP, and now, she’s squarely positioned to take her career to the next level.
“With raw honesty, she paints a vivid picture of the pain and drama she went through with a no-good companion” – Rated R&B
“Journey Montana uses a passionate register” – The Feature Presentation
3. Let It Go
5. Undefeated feat. Eric Bellinger
6. Only Have Eyes for You
8. Bad Decisions
ABOUT JOURNEY MONTANA:
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Journey Montana’s destiny was paved after Mariah Carey’s vocal coach commented on her perfect pitched wailing as an infant. The 19-year-old singer eased her way into music through singing into her MacBook and eventually uploading covers of popular songs on Instagram and YouTube attracting the attention of producers and fellow musicians. Her 2021 debut EP, In & Out, synthesized the essence of cool-girl R&B, full of glossy lips and juicy gossip, quickly followed by her TikTok viral hit, “Bad Decisions” in 2022. On her upcoming EP with 10K Projects, Journey Montana is ready to keep the momentum going as Harlem’s rising R&B princess with more music on the way.