If you are looking for something different and a little outlandish, but still hits on every one of the key points that makes pop music great, then be sure to check out “Cherry” by New Shack. The Provo, UT duo, consisting of Cat Leavy and Eric Robertson, have developed an interesting new wave, synth-pop style that incorporates their love for vague, multi-meaning lyrics and simple, yet layered, retro-synths with instrumentation that is twisted and wonky. If that was not enough, add in Cat Leavy’s youthful, even childlike, vocals to the poetic, honest lyrics and the song is complete.
The video is, according to the YouTube description, was inspired by famed French queen, Marie Antoinette. “It deals in themes of delusions of grandeur and the imminent crash that follows. It’s also a play on the relationship between childhood and adulthood – “cherry on top” would have a different meaning in a childhood setting vs. an adult setting. As always, my lyrics contain multiple entendres and I prefer to keep some of the meaning purposefully vague.”
The duo, both working producers, generally work independent of one another, with Leavy spending a majority of her time in Germany and Robertson in the Utah area. In a way, it allows the pair to work virtually. And while that may not play too much into the unique sound they have designed, it does show how seamlessly they work together to creating music from across the world.
With “Cherry”, the second single in 2018, the fourth EP in New Shack‘s musical quiver is surely on the horizon and is expected to be released early in 2018. While we wait for the rest of the EP to be announced, check out the new single, “Cherry”, by New Shack on YouTube below. Also, do not forget to pick up the song on iTunes now!
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