CHXRRY22 ANNOUNCES NEW EP SIREN OUT OCTOBER 27
SHARES NEW SINGLE “NEVER HAD THIS” FEATURING GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST VORY
TOUR WITH THE WEEKND IN AUSTRALIA &
NEW ZEALAND; NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
Photo credit: Alexandra Alva
“Rising singer Chxrry22 is one to watch.” - ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“One of our new favorites!” - BET
“Chxrry22 creates a nuanced storytelling experience.” - FLAUNT
“One of Toronto’s most promising stars.” - SCHÖN
“... infectious songwriting and silky vocals.” - EARMILK
“Chxrry22 might just have us coming back again and again.” - SOUL BOUNCE
“Chxrry22 is a sorceress of sultry.” - ONES TO WATCH
13 OCTOBER 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, singer-songwriter Chxrry22 announces her new EP Siren set to release October 27th via XO Records/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. With the announcement comes a mesmerizing and empowering single and video “Never Had This” featuring Grammy award-winning artist Vory. Watch HERE. With beautifully layered vocals, empowering lyrics, and an undeniably sultry atmosphere, “Never Had This” finds Chxrry22 laying down the law for any potential lovers, while Vory, who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Drake, and received a Grammy for his work on The Carters’ Everything is Love, effortlessly enters the track with a rebellious take on past relationships.
“This song was already one of my favourites on the project, and Vory and I had already been talking about working together—this was the one that felt right for both of us,” Chxrry22 says about “Never Had This”. “When people hear it, I want them to feel empowered to want to be valued and expect nothing but the best. This theme bleeds all throughout the project in an attempt to inspire people to exercise their power.”
Her third single of the year, “Never Had This” follows “MORE”—an ethereal and unapologetic anthem co-produced by Sensei Bueno (Snoh Aalegra), Matt Cohn (The Weeknd), Jacob Olofsson (Frank Ocean), and Jonah Christian (Normani, Tems, Foushée), that seamlessly weave tenderness with unfiltered honesty. Chxrry22’s new project Siren is set to arrive as she gears up for a supporting slot on The Weeknd’s “After Hours Til Dawn'' tour in Australia and New Zealand this November/December, catapulting her live set from intimate rooms to expansive, arena size stages. Across the tour, Chxrry22 will be performing a mix of past and present music that will continue to cement her name in the R&B space and command attention on a global scale.
“If you told me three years ago that my first tour would be in stadiums opening for the biggest artist in the world, I’d say you’re fucking lying,” Chxrry22 says about the tour. “Australia is such a special place and I can’t wait to feel their energy and perform for them.”
The R&B scene waits in earnest as Chxrry22 continues to add groundbreaking work to her catalog since the debut of her beloved 2022 EP, The Other Side. Her distinctive style and captivating vocals continue to accumulate praise from both fans and critics at Billboard, Complex, Rolling Stone and Hypebeast. As fans eagerly await her first arena performances in November, Siren promises an exciting return from a 2023 artist to watch.
“Never Had This” Ft. Vory artwork
“After Hours Til Dawn” AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES
November 20 — Brisbane, Australia @ Suncorp Stadium
November 24 — Sydney, Australia @ Accor
December 1 — Melbourne, Australia @ Marvel Stadium
December 7 — Auckland, New Zealand @ Eden Park
“Never Had This” still
Chxrry22's artistic journey has been a labor of love, with years dedicated to cultivating her sound. Growing up in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, Chxrry22 was recognized as "the girl who could sing" from a young age. In 2017, after posting covers on social media, her career began to take off, and a pivotal move to Atlanta led to Chxrry22 signing a historic record deal as the first woman signed to The Weeknd's XO Records. The signing set the stage for her debut project, The Other Side, capturing the attention of prominent voices and outlets including Billboard, UPROXX, Vibe, Complex, and Entertainment Tonight, and underscoring her burgeoning rise. Harnessing vulnerability as a superpower, Chxrry22's authenticity is her hallmark, epitomizing the spirit of a true 21st-century girl. With new music on the way this year, Chxrry22 more than ready to take off.