Cherry Seraph is also known as Sophie Russell, a musical twenty-one year old songwriter and performer from West Yorkshire. Her debut release, '8am', is a soothing synth driven track complete with etheral vocal layers.
'8am' is lifted from her forthcoming EP, 'For Someone, Somewhere' which is slated for a June release. Each track on the EP was fully composed and performed by Cherry herself in her home studio - a process that appears to have been therapeutic and an escape during one of the most difficult periods in world history - the first national lockdown.
On the release, Cherry says: "I wanted to create something which was in contrast to the heavy narrative found on the news. Like so many of us, I missed the small human interactions which we took for granted: hugging, dancing and feeling that we had a true connection to one another. It really has been indescribably tough for all of us. Sometimes, the sadness and isolation that I have felt during this pandemic has been immobilising. The song ‘8am’ is the total antithesis of these difficult feelings. To be able to have the ability to create music has been a blessing."
"My creation as Cherry Seraph hopes to accelerate the notion that women, and gender minorities, can produce music and they can
Cherry counts Marika Hackman and The Cocteau Twins as influences however the uniqueness of '8am' is what shines through - it is a song that is cleansing to the ears and helps serve to showcase this talented songwriters vocal ability. We can only hope that the forthcoming EP is more of the same.