It’s only a few hours into 2019 and the New Year’s Eve party is leaving from a house on the North Side headed towards Oakland, Pittsburgh’s college town, to the after-hours spot Ritual. But, this young music artist who just dropped out from U. Pitt as a Freshman also lived and recorded songs on Meyran Ave where the club was. He told me to pull up on him to listen to his stuff after we met at the NYE house party.
I passed on Ritual, I’d been before, and I appreciated the artist’s invite to the press to listen to unreleased music. Cherry, a 19-year-old from Fox Chapel, showed me his flat, aptly lit with deep purple considering the time was past 2 a.m. Cherry is part of a larger community of college students who make music in Pittsburgh.
“I have the lowest amount of support right now,” Cherry said. He recognized he’s at the start of his career ready to build his act. His first step, the debut “Lost” EP, which is available for your listen now.
In his apartment, Cherry played various tracks he produced, as well as others like Wali. Sometimes, Cherry sounds like a mix between Lil Peep and Trippie Redd. His lyrics lovely, melancholic, generally emotional but it’s refreshing because of the pop beats and riffs. I caught his lyric. “You’ll never find me ‘cause I’m lost in the dark.” Check out the song “Rainy Days.”
This year, Cherry plans to followup “Lost” with his “Found” EP. Follow his social media for updates here.