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Cherry Glazerr have shared a brand new single, titled ‘Big Bang’, via Secretly Canadian. The track follows recent single ‘Rabbit Hole’ (in rotation at SiriusXMU and receiving playback on over 70+ terrestrial radio stations in the U.S) in marking an evolution sound-wise from Cherry Glazerr’s acclaimed 2019 album Stuffed & Ready (“…devastating, deep and multilayered.” 15 Best Rock Albums of 2019 – NPR).

Like its predecessor ‘Rabbit Hole (‘a dancy, poppy new direction direction for the group’ Brooklyn Vegan) …’new single ‘Big Bang’ sees Clementine Creevy, who fronts Cherry Glazerr, leaning into a more electronic and experimental sound, with the opening acoustic notes soon backed by a burst of bass synth. This was inspired, in part, by the music Creevy was consuming at the time of writing, including the likes of DJ Koze, Caribou, Yaeji and Kaytranada.

Stream “Big Bang”

‘Big Bang’, another hint towards a new Cherry Glazerr album due to be recorded soon, was recorded with Jen Decilveo (Hinds, Beth Ditto, Porridge Radio) last year with the song taking on different forms before being fully realised. ‘Some songs take on a lot of forms until they finally end up the way they do and this was one definitely one of those”, explains Creevy. ‘It lived a few different lives for sure, I just kept changing up the rhythms until I was like, “oh yeah that’s it right there!”’

Speaking further on ‘Big Bang’, Creevy said:

 “I wanted to give it a sort of early ‘aughts pop production feel, with the interplay between the acoustic guitar figure and the bass synth and the 808 hits during the choruses. The lyrics came from feeling like I was growing apart from someone who was close to me in my life, and the song is essentially about heartache, but it’s euphoric at the same time. That’s what I like about it — the intensity of those very personal feelings paired with a sort of huge, exposed energy. I feel like I was able to let a lot out with this song. It feels really special to me.”


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