After releasing a song a week for a full year, Denton, Texas, indie-rocker Brian Lambert had certainly earned himself a day off. But no sooner had he completed the final song of his 52-week song challenge than Philadelphia native Marc Schuster reached out with a collaboration in mind.
Twenty-four hours later, they had “Desperately Wanting.” Reminiscent of music by the Cure, the Smiths, and Echo and the Bunnymen, the song explores the human need for connection—and laments all the ways we fail to communicate when we need it most. In short, it’s a song for and about our emotionally fraught times.
From there, the duo decided that it only made sense to start working on an album together, and thus The Star Crumbles (an anagram of their surnames) were born. The single, "Desperately Wanting" (released under Brian's name) is now available on all major streaming platforms, and production of their debut album is well under way.