Filled with energetic bubblegum pop earworms, London DIY pop duo Cherryade have released their new EP ‘Sinking Ship’, created with rising producer John Foyle (FKA Twigs, Years & Years). With a landslide of support from TIME Magazine, Billboard Pride, Refinery29, Wonderland, Apple Music’s Teen Pop Hits and more, the self proclaimed “cockroaches of pop” are continuing to cement themselves as an independent force to be reckoned with.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the EP, Ella says: “We didn’t want to focus too much on the shit storm we’re all in at the moment… both in terms of politics and the coronavirus. These are pop songs about feeling confident in the face of everything going on.”
Having met as childhood friends at a Catholic school in the English countryside, Ella and Alex quick bonded over their shared hatred of the school’s attitude and lack of inclusivity. With Alex identifying as gay, and Ella coming from a mixed race family, the duo funnelled their frustrations into drunken teenage GarageBand demos before running away to London to make fully fledged pop bangers with the likes of Ant Whiting (M.I.A., John Newman), Lewis Gardiner (Megan Thee Stallion, Ellie Goulding) and more.
With tongue-in-cheek, socio-analytical lyrics ranging from the Catholic church to murderous gold diggers, and even politician Theresa May; the relentless independent pair definitely aren’t afraid to speak their minds and venture outside of the lines of pop.