CHXRRY22 PONDERS THE NUANCES OF LONG DISTANCE LOVE IN NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “WORLDS AWAY”
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“The rising R&B star plays on the concept of duality for her debut.” - Paper “She shares the talent to create honest music.” - VIBE
“The 7-track project fits right into XO’s style.” - Complex “Chxrry22 creates a nuanced storytelling experience.” - Flaunt
“... infectious songwriting and silky vocals.” - Earmilk
“a seven-track collection of minimal, downtempo beats with a hazy and atmospheric quality that serves as the perfect backdrop for her voice to shine.” - AP
“Her storytelling lyrics, which feel like pages out of her diary, to her angelic voice that flutters over the production.” - Rated R&B
16 MAY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — Today, Toronto-raised emerging artist Chxrry22 (pronounced Cherry 2-2) releases a breathtaking new single and video, “Worlds Away” - an explosive diary entry with heartfelt introspection. The singer’s intricate train of thought materializes in sugary sweet vocals and dazzling, uptempo production. Cinematic string arrangements are paired with a deep fast-paced bassline on the DJ Camper-produced single, providing the soundtrack to an anxiety-ridden long distance romance. In the accompanying video for the track, Chxrry22 finds herself worlds away from her every day amidst glistening lakes and vibrant meadows. The symbolic video - self-directed by Chxrry22 herself alongside creative team NSTY - finds Chxrry22 pacing on her phone, isolated within a lush countryside, and seemingly unable to take in the beauty of her surroundings as she finds herself fully consumed by a long-distance relationship.
“I’ve been in a long-distance relationship for the last year and it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions- and of course, I really wanted to take those feelings and put them in a song. Sometimes, even as badly as you want something to work, there are factors like distance and time that come into play - and you need to accept it for what it is. But, just because this is a sad situation it doesn’t mean the music has to be.” - Chxrry22
WATCH “WORLDS AWAY” HERE
(premieres 5/16 @ 9am PT/12pm EST)
“Worlds Away'' serves as Chxrry22’s awaited return since her acclaimed 2022 EP The Other Side. A cathartic meditation on coming to terms with duality, The EP introduced Chxrry22 as the newest voice in R&B and subsequently garnered praise from Billboard, Complex, Hypebeast, and more. Boasting an impressive set of producers on the project such as Sensei Bueno (Snoh Aalegra), Sonic Major (Future/Drake, Don Toliver, Lil Tjay) and LordQuest (SZA), The Other Side is a masterclass in sultry vocals and moody production. On “Worlds Away”, Chxrry22 has given her hypnotizing vocal treatments new life, elevating her sound to new heights.
Having steadily cultivated her sound for years, Chxrry22 began her musical journey during her childhood. Raised in Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, Chxrry22 was known as “the girl who could sing” from a young age, but it wasn’t until she began posting covers on social media in 2017 that things began to take off for the burgeoning star. After moving to Atlanta, Chxrry22 landed a historic record deal as the first female signee on The Weeknd’s XO Records. Since releasing her first project, Chxrry22 has since been recognized by Billboard, Uproxx, Vibe, Complex, Entertainment Tonight, and more. Utilizing vulnerability as a superpower, Chxrry22 is unapologetic in nature and relentlessly authentic—a true 21st-century girl. With a new EP slated for release later this year and a brand new single out today, Chxrry22’s path to stardom is undeniably closer than a world away.
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