Born William Fussell in Adel, Georgia, Honey Harper was raised in Atlanta before moving to London, England with his wife and writing partner in 2015. In 2017, after years of playing in a shoe-gaze band and an art-pop solo project, he decided to return to his roots in country music and released Universal Country, a critically acclaimed 4-track EP with Montreal’s Arbutus Records. In March 2020, he released his first full-length, Starmaker, with ATO Records. Praised as one of the best debut albums of the year, Starmaker, is a “celestial honky-tonk” combining the already famous ideology of Gram Parson’s Cosmic Country with an aesthetic to match. The blending of the ethereal, floating FM synthesizers combined with pedal steel and a classic country twang bring about a marriage reminiscent of Brian Eno’s “Apollo” with a George Jones greatest hits compilation.