cehryl Releases New Track “angels (emily)”
December 4, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Early praise for cehryl:
“Best New Artists of the Month” – Pigeons & Planes
“With her hazy, R&B-infused music… cehryl creates a zero-gravity atmosphere deliberately designed to get lost within.” – i-D
“Indie pop perfection.” – Ones To Watch
cehryl shares a new track, “angels (emily),” produced by Andrew Sarlo (Empress Of, Big Thief, Bon Iver).
Singing to the titular character, cehryl’s soothing vocals are layered atop one another, deep enough to sink into. Beneath her, a guitar strums peacefully to create a dreamy, intimate atmosphere. Whether or not it’s enough for cehryl “to reach the angels” is up to her love interest, but it’s certainly tender enough to tug at the listener’s heartstrings.
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The singer-songwriter and producer has spent the past year working on new music to follow her debut album Slow Motion. In August, she shared the first taste of new music with the track and video for “Moon Eyes” which The Wild Honey Pie said channeled “the effortless sincerity of jazz standards of yore.” Earlier this fall, she also shared the music video for new song “Superbloom.”
Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter-producer cehryl has a voice as dulce and mellifluous as the songs she produces and writes to. Stories that explore the complexity of human emotion fill her dreamy, genre-fusing tracks, where her lyrical flair and classical training are on full display. From the strings she rips to the production, recording, and mixing, cehryl orchestrates every part of her songs. Her painfully relatable sonic gifts have gained her an international community of fans across the globe, and find her constantly revising and refining her sound. Her music videos for “Satellite” and “moon eyes” are heavily inspired by celebrated Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, and mirror his films with cehryl’s own nuanced phantasmagoria—a fitting reflection of her expansive sound. Following high school in the UK, cehryl came to the United States to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and, post-college, found herself in Los Angeles forming a tight-knit scene with friends Zack Villere, Mulherin, Dijon, Alex Szotak, and Soft Glas. “Moon Eyes” and single “Hide n Seek” (watch the video for it now) follow her buzzy 2019 debut album Slow Motion, which garnered her praise from Paper, Earmilk, i-D, Complex, and more. After touring with Still Woozy and Ravyn Lenae she was slated to be on the road this summer opening for Jeremy Zucker in the U.S. and for Cavetown this fall. Both tours are on hold due to Covid-19 precautions for now, but cehryl still has plans in store for the start of 2021.